Leigh Griffiths reveals the 'magnificent' factor that made Celtic play so well

The Bhoys forward was reflecting on his side's 5-0 win over Dundee.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has hailed the 'magnificent' Parkhead pitch after his side beat Dundee 5-0 on Friday night, according to Sky Sports.

The Hoops closed in on the Scottish Premiership title with the dominant home win and Griffiths feels no one could ask for more than the display Celtic put in - one he rates as one of the best of the campaign.

It was the Parkhead pitch, however, that enabled Celtic to play so well, Griffiths says.

Indeed, the 24-year-old praised the 'magnificent' turf and explained how well it suited Celtic's passing game.

Griffiths told Sky Sports after the 5-0 triumph: "It was one of the best [performances] of the season. The pitch was magnificent and that's what we want, we want to play on pitches like this.

"As a team, we like to get the ball down, pass it and go forward. Five goals tonight and a clean sheet - you couldn't ask for a better performance."

Celtic have played on many a poor pitch so far this season, of course, with a prime example being their recent 1-1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premiership.

The better the surface, the better the Bhoys play - sometimes it's as simple as that. With the pressure seemingly off now, Deila's Celtic side have certainly hit form, with Griffiths in particular on fire in recent weeks.

The Hoops are now 11 points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, who play later today. The title is on its way.

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