TON-UP Bhoy Leigh Griffiths was delighted to score his 67th Celtic goal in his 100th league appearance for the Hoops at Ibrox this afternoon.
The pacy frontman lashed in the second in the champions’ 2-0 win over Pedro Caixinha’s side following Tom Rogic’s superb opener.
Talking about his goal tally, the modest Griffiths said: “It’s not too bad.
“I could have had a few more with the chances I’ve missed, but scoring on my 100th league appearance for Celtic is nice.
“I’m happy with a goal, three points, clean sheet.
“We’ll now head back down the road and get ready for Wednesday against Anderlecht in the Champions League.”
Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for the frontman, remarking on his achievement: “It’s exceptional.
“To come into a club like this and to score that number of goals in 100 games, it’s absolutely brilliant.
“But it’s what he is, he’s done it all his life.
“I was talking to him in midweek about when he was at Dundee and he played 60-odd games there and got 30-odd goals, so it’s what he is.
“He goes into every single game he plays believing he can score and the goal was perfect, in terms of our build-up play.
“It was a wonderful pass from young Pat Roberts to free Griff up to score.
“So it’s an exceptional achievement.”
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