Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has say on Celtic squad and fans protests

Leigh Griffiths says he would not swap out anybody in the Celtic changing room for another player in Scotland despite the current Premiership champions’ stuttering form.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths,Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths,
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths,

Celtic, who are chasing an unprecedented ten top-flight titles in a row, have only won two of their past 11 matches, are out of the Betfred Cup and trail league leaders Rangers by 11 points – albeit with two games in hand over their Glasgow rivals.

Last weekend’s aforementioned cup exit at the hands of Ross County increased the pressure on manager Neil Lennon, with unsavoury protests outside Celtic Park in the wake of the 2-0 defeat.

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Thursday’s loss to AC Milan, where they surrendered a 2-0 lead, did little to help matters, but when asked if Griffiths still believes Celtic have the best team in the league, the striker was emphatic in his response.

“One million per cent,” Griffiths answered ahead of Sunday’s home match with St Johnstone. “I wouldn’t change anybody in the changing room for anybody else in Scotland.

“That’s my view on it and I think everybody else in there would feel the exact same way.

“But we need the results to start talking. Hopefully that starts this weekend.

“We keep everything in-house. We know what we are all about, if we keep doing our job, working hard in training results will turn for us.

“We don’t listen to outside noise, it’s about what we do. We want to collect the three points and move on.

Griffiths admits that the fans’ protests last week were “disappointing” – but can understand the frustration.

"Listen, the fans pay good money to either watch us on TV or come to the stadium and they are allowed to vent their opinion,” continued Griffiths.

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“But there are certain ways to go about it. It was disappointing to see because the boys have been working hard.

“The run we have been on has not been favouring us. We didn’t get through to the next round of the cup and that, ultimately was disappointing.

“But you don’t want to see players getting a police escort from the stadium.”

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