Leigh Griffiths opens up on how a change has benefited Celtic career

By John Reid

February 7, 2020

Leigh Griffiths has been excellent for Celtic since the Hoops returned from the winter break. His partnership with Odsonne Edouard has been paying off, and he has scored four goals in six games for the team in recent weeks.

At one stage this season it looked as if his Hoops career was all but over, as he went four months without making a start for the club.

Getting back to his best

However, he now seems to be getting back to his best, and one reason he has attributed that to is a change in scenery.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He has moved from Edinburgh to Glasgow at the request of the club, and he seems glad that he did.

“I had to move through to Glasgow from Edinburgh, which was a massive change for me. I’ve always stayed in Edinburgh, when I’ve been at Hibs, Dundee and Celtic” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I am loving it”

“It was one of the biggest decisions I’ve made, but I am loving it. It’s all down to the club. They wanted me to be within touching distance of the stadium and training ground for my well-being.”

The move seems sensible by Celtic as Griffiths missed the second-half of last season due to off-field issues. Now he seems like a player reborn, and perhaps his move to Glasgow has played a part in that.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Neil Lennon deserves credit for keeping his faith in Griffiths, but the player also should take plenty of plaudits for how he has managed to turn his season around.

Griffiths will know that he will have to keep performing well, as Patryk Klimala will be waiting patiently for his chance to play for the Hoops, but at the moment, the striker has more than earned the right to keep his place in the first-team.