Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times explaining what the club’s fans can look forward to next season from him personally.
The Bhoys frontman reached the 20 goal mark last season and he’s set himself the ambitious aim of exceeding that tally by some distance when the next campaign gets underway in July.
“If I can start next year where I left off then I fancy myself to get at least 25 - but I think I could do better than that,” he said.
“I scored 25 goals for Hibs a few seasons ago, but there are far more chances for me here at Celtic.”
“I'd fancy myself to be the top goalscorer. I think any striker will tell you that they fancy their chances if they are playing and feeling confident.”
You can’t help but admire Griffiths’ confidence in his own ability to grab Celtic by the scruff of the neck and to drive them forward.
It’s encouraging that he’s constantly setting targets and benchmarks for himself, which should help to prevent any notion of a dip in form, despite the long breaks between seasons.
However, it’s not going to be easy for him at the start of the next campaign, because Ronny Deila will want others to challenge him for his position.
Stefan Scepovic showed what he’s capable of in the big win against Inverness last weekend and the manager could bring another striker in to cope with the loss of John Guidetti, as it would be a surprise if the Bhoys kept the Swede.
Deila may prefer Griffiths to set himself smaller and more achievable short term targets but if he has an even better season than the one he’s just experienced, the Bhoys have a great chance of improving on the double.