Scott Brown: Leigh Griffiths is the sharpest I've seen

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Celtic captain Scott Brown has underlined how important Leigh Griffiths is to the team's attack.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels striker Leigh Griffiths is the sharpest player he’s ever seen.

Griffiths was superb for the Bhoys last season, excelling up front for the club as Ronny Deila secured a domestic double in his first season as the club’s manager.

Brown is in no doubt that Griffiths is the right man to be leading Celtic’s attack at the moment, suggesting anyone who wants the number nine role has a real scrap on their hands to secure that status.

“He is a bit different from the other strikers that we have had here but I would say that he is the sharpest I have ever seen in the box,” he said.

“His left foot is a wand. Nine times out of 10 if the ball breaks to him in the box I would fancy him to score.”

“The wee man works as hard as anyone in that team. As soon as he gets one chance he can put it away. We know what he can do.”

Griffiths will be determined to retain his status as the club’s top scorer and it’s important he works closely with his manager to eradicate any small weaknesses from his game.

As is the case with any Celtic player in form, he needs to find a way to reinvent himself next season because teams are going to look at isolating him and starving him of possession from the midfield.

If he can find new ways to exploit space in and around the penalty area while working on his key strengths, Celtic are going to be in a good place as a result.

Hopefully the Bhoys won’t have any trouble in terms of qualification into the Champions League group stage, which is another platform which only stands to improve his performances.

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