Leigh Griffiths Targets Scotland Euro 2020 Place

Leigh Griffiths showed his goalscoring abilities in Sunday’s historic Cup Final, not that anyone could ever doubt them anyway! The Hoops striker has been unable to secure a starting spot in all but one of Celtic’s matches this season, but he has repeatedly found the net when called upon from the bench.

In the aftermath of the Cup Final, Griff spoke to a number of media outlets and it was well covered that he felt he was fit enough, meanwhile Neil Lennon has since suggested that the striker needs to do more to get himself in shape.

One interview that hasn’t gained as much traction is that with Sky Sports on Monday, when Griffiths began talk about his ambitions to play and the need to do so in order to remain in Steve Clarke’s Euro 2020 plans.

The Scotland international told the channel, when asked about the Euros:

“It is something to look forward to in the summer but I won’t be there if I don’t play games and keep scoring goals. So from now until at least March, I want to get a good run of form and still be in Steve Clarke’s plans. We have four strikers here all vying for the one place just now, with the formation we go with.

“Luckily I have still been in squads, still been on the bench and have just been unfortunate that Patryk (Klimala) got the nod but I got the nod on Sunday and managed to make an impact, so hopefully it’s my turn now.”

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