Leigh Griffiths ‘can be Celtic great’ - Pat Bonner

Griffiths scored one and provided another in Celtic's 2-1 win at Tynecastle in the League Cup. Picture: Neil Hanna
Griffiths scored one and provided another in Celtic's 2-1 win at Tynecastle in the League Cup. Picture: Neil Hanna
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Pat Bonner believes Leigh Griffiths has the makings of a Celtic great after watching the striker’s stunning goal against Hearts.

Griffiths lit up his side’s League Cup quarter-final at Tynecastle with a magnificent second-half opener before also setting up Tom Rogic for the visitors’ second in their 2-1 win.

Former Celtic goalkeeper Bonner said: “I’ve seen good strikers at Celtic and played with them and they didn’t play brilliant in every single game. But they were always a threat, they were always there. And sometimes, when they weren’t playing well, that was when they were at their most threatening because they were just waiting for that half chance or that chance.”

He added: “[Griffiths] had a lot to do in that particular [first goal], but his mind was working and you could see what he was thinking.

“Even when he went through, he just had the composure to knock it past the goalkeeper.

“That’s the making of great strikers and great Celtic 
strikers.”