LEIGH GRIFFITHS admitted he doesn’t think there is another Scottish team who can live with Celtic.

Last season’s 40-goal man laid on the winner for Moussa Dembele three minutes from the end of a Betfred League Cup sem-final totally dominated by Brendan Rodgers’ team.

They will now meet Aberdeen in the Final next month and Griffiths insisted that, when they click, the Hoops are unstoppable in domestic competition.

The striker said: ”We are under no illusions that Aberdeen are a good side. They’ve pushed us close in the last few seasons and they will feel confident.

“But we know what we can do in that changing room. If we play to our maximum best there is no team in the country who can live with us.

“Everybody is excited. You want to win that first piece of silverware as quickly as possible. It used to be March, but the final is now November. unspecified-85

“There are a lot of games coming up and everybody is going to have to be on their toes when the manager needs them.

“We’ve got nine games in December and we have a big enough squad to cope with that.

“Hopefully, when we go into those games we’ll have tucked away that first trophy.”

Griffiths believed the Hoops were well worth their win at Hampden yesterday, having missed several chances, hit the bar and having what looked like a good Erik Sviatchenko goal ruled out in highly controversial circumstances by referee Craig Thomson.

It remains a remarkable coincidence that when Thomson makes Honest Mistakes in matching involving Celtic, we always seem to be on the wrong side of his incompetence.
Griffiths added: “There’s always a worry when you don’t score. Their keeper kept them in it with a few good saves, but I knew that we’d get another few chances to win the game.
“Thankfully, I put it on a plate for Moussa and he scored. We beat them at Celtic Park, but still knew it would be tough. We got our opportunities and took one at the end.

“We’ve had a few disappointments here. That’s part and parcel of football – you win some and lose some.

“The boys in the dressing room are delighted that we are into another Final and, hopefully, we can go one better and lift the trophy.”
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