Celtic's Leigh Griffiths discusses the club's Champions League chances next season

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One of Celtic's best players in recent weeks has been looking ahead to their next challenge.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been speaking to the Daily Record about the current Bhoys squad and their upcoming Champions League campaign.

Ronny Deila’s side secured the Scottish Premiership title on Saturday, when their nearest rivals Aberdeen lost to Dundee United, and now Griffiths has been looking to the challenges ahead.

Seemingly keen to show what he and his teammates can do in Europe’s elite club competition, the 24-year-old said, “The league is still the most important trophy but we have to be in the Champions League group stage.

“If (we) went in with the squad we have now, we could hold our own. But I’m sure the manager we look to add a few fresh faces.”

Questions remain over the futures of current loanees John Guidetti and Jason Denayer, and if they both head back to their parent-club Manchester City that will leave Celtic with some big holes to fill, especially in the latter's case.

But if Celtic can strengthen effectively, and even convince Denayer (and City) that his development is best served with another year in Scotland, there is a good chance Deila’s men can reach the group stage and hold their own once there.

The big question is: Who does Deila think are the new additions needed to help them in that quest?

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