Leigh Griffiths has told Celtic’s critics that their comments will not affect the team this season no matter who many comments that they make, the Scotsman reports.
The Hoops have come under fire recently for some indifferent performances. The likes of Charlie Nicholas and Kris Commons have had a go at the current Celtic squad.
However, Griffiths has disclosed that the Celtic dressing room is united as one. No matter how outrageous the critics gets the players don’t take any notice of them.
“We don’t take any notice”
“Listen, we don’t take any notice of what pundits or ex-players want to say about us. I think they just want to stay in jobs, they want to give their 50 pence worth. We’re all fighting for the same cause, so anybody wants to disrupt us, well they can try and try and try – it’s not going to affect us” Griffiths said, as quoted by the Scotsman.
Griffiths comments will delight the Celtic support. It is good to see the players stand-up for each other, and to show that the comments made by former players don’t get through to the current side.
Maybe they do get through to the manager. That might be why Neil Lennon, as reported by the Daily Record, recently criticised Kris Commons for his remarks about Shane Duffy.
However, the Celtic players will no doubt back each other up in the dressing room. They will know that at Celtic every single game is looked at in microscopic detail.
Recent criticism is ridiculous
It is ridiculous really that the current Celtic squad are coming under fire from former players and pundits when you consider how successful the team has been in the last few seasons.
Okay, this season the team might have started a bit slowly. However, winning the last 11 domestic trophies in a row can’t just be forgotten about.
Thankfully Griffiths and the rest of the team won’t let the comments affect their aims for this season, and nor should they.
In other news, Lille’s Timothy Weah sent a message to Celtic after the recent game between the sides.