Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths rarely holds back. His comments after today’s loss to Rangers were no exception.
Alongside Odsonne Edouard, Griffiths battled valiantly at Ibrox but was thwarted time and again by Gers keeper Allan McGregor.
In particular, a drilled effort from the former Hibs man stung the fingertips of ex-Scotland goalie McGregor. The striker can consider himself incredibly unlucky not to have broken the deadlock south of the Clyde.
The result leaves Celtic 19 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, albeit with 3 games in hand.
The former Wolves, Livingston and Dundee hitman was frank in his assessment about the game, and the season as a whole.
Celtic striker shoots from hip about season
Speaking to the Scotsman, Griff said:
“The first half was the best we have played all season. And I don’t think have Rangers have had a shot on target all game.
“It’s disappointing but it’s the games at the start of the season that have killed us, to be honest. The start of the season was not good enough. If we had been putting in performances like that we would not be in this position.
“It’s not just the first half performance today, we have been playing really well over the past few weeks. First half we were unlucky not to be a couple of goals ahead. We regrouped and went out to play the same way. I think the red card changed the game.”
Griffiths described Allan McGregor as a “a world-class goalkeeper”, before sending out a rallying cry to the Celtic support.
“We will keep fighting until the end until it’s mathematically impossible for us to win the league.
“We will go away we will reflect on it, work hard and prepare for Hibs.”
Celtic are now Dubai-bound, with the recency of such a disappointing result on the minds of everyone at the Club.