Griffiths: Seeing my picture on wall in Celtic bar was mad

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

The Celtic marksman recalls a story of when he was perhaps less prominent with the Hoops.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

Speaking to Oasis Fm Tenerife, Celtic hitman Leigh Griffiths has said it's "mad" how he saw a picture of himself at a Celtic supporters club bar in Tenerife - well before he was the Hoops goal machine that he is now.

The 25-year-old marksman is enjoying a well deserved holiday with his family after scoring 30 Scottish Premiership goals - 40 in all competitions - to help the Bhoys scoop a fifth successive league title last season.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

The Scot returned to the Canary Island for the first time since 2014, back when his future at Celtic was far from certain following a couple of controversial off-the-field incidents which threatened his career at Paradise.

But fast forward two years and Griffiths is maybe the finest striker that the Hoops have seen since Henrik Larsson, with his form last term matching the Swede's goal-laden feats - although the former has only done it once so far.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates their second goal scored by Patrick Roberts with teammates

But Griffiths, who joined Celtic in January 2014, remembers how he visited a bar ran by fans of the Glasgow giants and how he saw his own picture of the wall, despite being relatively un-established at the club.

He said to Oasis FM Tenerife: “The last time I came over here I was wasn’t really playing at Celtic, my time was nearly up.

“This time it’s a lot different. The first time I walked into the Hoops bar and my picture is on the wall which is mad when you think about it."

Griffiths will be hoping that the arrival of former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers can see his form improve even further next season.

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