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Griffiths suggests the big challenge facing Deila this week

Celtic star Leigh Griffiths has suggested Ronny Deila has to try and lift the squad following Scottish Cup defeat.

Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has been quoted by the Daily Mail describing the disappointment around the squad following Scottish Cup heartbreak at the hands of Inverness.

The Bhoys saw their treble dream end thanks to a 3-2 defeat after extra time, under controversial circumstances as Celtic feel they should have been awarded a penalty with an Inverness player being sent off.

“We have a lot of disappointed lads inside that dressing room — we've been robbed – It was very disappointing. We had a chance to go and make history. We didn't get the result in the end,” he said.

Celtic’s focus now moves back to wrapping up the Scottish Premiership title, which shouldn’t be a problem considering the major lead they have.

However, Deila will be faced with a difficult challenge over the early part of this week in terms of morale and lifting his squad.

It’s understandable to see why heads could drop around the squad considering the circumstances surrounding Celtic’s defeat.

Deila will be tested in terms of his motivational skills but also in terms of his man management potential and how he addresses individual players.

There will be hard feeling among the squad for some time, with the Daily Mail claiming that it took Griffiths well over an hour to calm down after the game yesterday.

Next up for the Bhoys is a match against Dundee in the league this coming Wednesday.

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