Leigh Griffiths has proclaimed that he is not concerned about not starting every game for Celtic, and that he knows his chance will come even if he starts a game on the bench, the Daily Record reports.
The Hoops striker won’t let the lack of starts affect his game, as he trusts the manager in any decision that he goes on to make.
“I won’t be too disappointed”
“When you are on the bench and seeing the game, you want to come on and make an impact. That’s what the gaffer says. Go on and make an impact and if you get a chance, put it away. If I’m not selected in the 11 who start, I won’t be too disappointed as I know my time will come and I’ll wait on that chance coming off the bench” Griffiths said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
That attitude shown by Griffiths is bound to impress Neil Lennon. The Hoops boss knows how good Griffiths can be, and the striker could easily have shown his disappointment at not starting for the Hoops in every game.
However, that is the exact opposite attitude that Griffiths has. He is okay with being on the bench, as he knows he can come on and change a game.
That happened in the recent 3-3 draw with Aberdeen. He came on as a sub and dragged Celtic back into the game with an excellent goal.
Could well have impact off the bench once more
That might well happen again in Celtic’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen on Sunday. Hopefully not having to drag Celtic back into the game, but scoring a goal from the bench.
After all, Griffiths probably won’t start the game. You have to imagine that Albian Ajeti or more likely the returning Odsonne Edouard will get the nod to start for the Hoops.
Still, Griffiths is currently in the right frame of mind, and that can only be a good thing for the player, and for the club.