Leigh Griffiths insists there’s nothing better than shutting his critics up.
The Celtic striker has kicked off 2020 with two goals in two games, scoring against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup before hitting the net away at Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday night.
Griffiths’ goal against Killie was followed by the Scottish striker pointing to someone in the crowd and putting a finger to his mouth – a gesture believed to be in the direction of Kris Boyd, according to The Scottish Sun, who was in the Sky Sports studio.Embed from Getty Images
A lot has been made of Boyd’s comments that night about Griffiths’ performance over recent months and the Celtic striker obviously took exception.
And after getting back into his scoring groove, Griffiths has shared how much he enjoys shutting his critics up.
Asked if the criticism spurs him on, Griffiths, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “Yeah, especially when certain critics are watching the game and judging the whole performance.
“There’s nothing better than critics watching the game and managing to shut them up with what I do best – scoring goals.
“It’s always nice, but I’m trying to focus on myself to make sure I stay in the starting XI and get my fitness up.”
Griffiths was speaking to Celtic TV about his recent return to the team and you can watch that full interview here:
Griffiths should keep his place in the team this weekend when Celtic play Ross County in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
After the midweek victory, Celtic remain a point ahead of Rangers at the top of the table, but their rivals still have a game in hand.