Brendan Rodgers has backed Leigh Griffiths’ decision to miss the recent Scotland games to work on his fitness.
The Celtic manager spoke to the media this morning ahead of his side’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hibs this weekend.
He covered a number of subjects, including the challenge of the Hibees and his side’s start to the season.
But Rodgers was also quizzed about the controversial decision by Griffiths to remove himself from the Scotland squad for their recent games against Israel and Portugal.
It was revealed that Griffiths wanted to work on his fitness away from the national team – a decision that’s led to a lot of debate in Scottish football.
Many disagree with the Celtic’s striker withdrawal, but Rodgers isn’t among those:
🗣 BR: “Leigh Griffiths made the right decision. If you want to play for Scotland and a club like Celtic you have to be physically right. He wants to do himself justice on the field.” #CELHIB
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 19, 2018
Rodgers also confirmed that Griffiths is currently ill and is a doubt to face Hibs at Celtic Park tomorrow.
But it looks likely that he’ll be back in the Celtic team soon and keen to show he’s a must start for club and country.