Leigh Griffiths raves about Celtic teammate Efe Ambrose

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths rates his teammate Efe Ambrose highly.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been singing the praises of Efe Ambrose in the Glasgow Evening Times.

Ambrose has been on the books of Celtic since 2012, while Griffiths moved to the Scottish Premiership giants in 2014.

“Efe is a guy who has come in for so much stick from opposition fans and even from our own fans but he is a big guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and I am so pleased for him that he has had a good wee run,” the Scotland international told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“He puts his head where it hurts, he gives his all and he is a guy who never moans, never complains about anything. He just gets on with it and he is a great guy to have in the team and around the dressing room. He was brilliant for us up at Tannadice and hopefully he can stay in now.”

Ambrose is well known for the blunders he makes from time to time, and perhaps he is a liability in the Celtic defence.

The 27-year-old defender, who can play as a centre-back or as a right-back, is not exactly a ‘great’ player, but he is hard working and gives his all during a match.

It is nice of Griffiths to speak highly of the Nigerian, who has been playing well recently. Players like Ambrose who are often criticised need the support and confidence of their managers and teammates.

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 49 points from 21 matches. Ronny Deila’s side are three points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, who have played a game more.

The Bhoys will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. The Accies are 10th in the league table at the moment with 24 points from 22 matches.

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