Celtic's Leigh Griffiths admits he still gets nervous playing at Parkhead

Celtic are preparing to face Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Leigh Griffiths has told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, covered by the club's official Twitter account, that he still gets nervous about playing in front of a full Parkhead crowd.

Griffiths has been at Celtic since 2014, but the atmosphere created by Bhoys supporters still makes him apprehensive.

With Celtic gearing up to face Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday night, the nerves are sure to be kicking in for the striker again, but he will hope that they do not affect his performance in a negative way.

Celtic simply have to beat Ajax if they are to avoid disappointingly exiting the Europa League at the group stage, due to their terrible start in the competition.

The Bhoys have failed to win any of their opening four matches in the Europa League, and their chances of qualifying now look bleak.

Ronny Deila will be hoping that his side can put in a strong performance against Ajax, though, as they look to give themselves some chance of going through.

If Celtic do beat Ajax, they will be required to pick up a victory against Fenerbahce in their final group stage match to have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. 

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