Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told the Glasgow Evening Times he feels he would be the Scottish football’s top scorer if he’d played the same number of games as Adam Rooney.
The Aberdeen forward is currently top of the pile with 26 efforts, with Griffiths further behind him with 15 goals so far this season.
“I have no doubt that, if I had played the same amount of games as Adam Rooney, I would be up there as top goalscorer,” said the Celtic man.
“Everybody knows what I can do. I am a goalscorer.”
Griffiths is going to have to produce some special performances to surpass Rooney by the end of the season, but he’s going a long way to cementing his status as the key attacking player at Parkhead.
His hat-trick against Kilmarnock last night showed that with the right service, he’s capable of ripping apart any opposition defence and that’s something manager Ronny Deila will play on.
The boss is also likely to try and shift Griffiths’ focus away from individual achievements towards the aims of the team and what Celtic can achieve by the end of the year.
He can strive to try and beat Rooney by the end of the season, but he can’t lose focus of what’s important for Celtic and that’s giving Deila a treble in his first year at the club.
Next up for Griffiths and Celtic is a tense game against Inverness in the Scottish Cup, which represents a chance for him to maintain his good form and setup the opportunity for the Bhoys to win another piece of silverware.