Leigh Griffiths pays credit to Celtic attack after 5-2 win

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown celebrate after Tomas Rogic (background) scores their first goal

The striker was delighted with the way his manager and the Bhoys side in general tackled their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown celebrate after Tomas Rogic (background) scores their first goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown celebrate after Tomas Rogic (background) scores their first goal

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has spoken about the club's depth in attack after Brendan Rodgers' side blew away Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 at Celtic Park on Wednesday night, in comments appearing on BBC Sport.

The 25-year-old was a major part of that goal threat as he scored two different goals of undeniable quality just before half-time to give the Scottish champions a 3-0 lead. 

His first goal was a superb header from a James Forrest cross after a late run to beat a defender to the ball. But his second strike was sensational, winning and then converting a free-kick from 30 yards out, whipping the ball past the wall and into the top corner with his left foot.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring their third goal

And that was just the start of an eventful evening as Celtic prepare for the second leg with a healthy lead.

Hapoel won their first league championship in 40 years last season, so it was no surprise to see the Beersheba club make a concerted effort to get back in the game after half time. And they certainly sent shock waves around Celtic Park after quickly clawing back two goals of the Bhoys' three-goal lead.

Celtic played some scintillating football against the Israeli, with Tom Rogic, Scott Brown and substitute Moussa Dembele also getting on the scoresheet.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches the actionCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers watches the action

Griffiths paid credit to Rodgers for adjusting the game after their opponents got back into the match, while still maintaining the club's attacking force.

"He takes off Callum McGregor and puts on Nir [Bitton] and takes off Tom [Rogic] and puts on another striker [Moussa Dembele]," Griffiths is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "It shows how good we are going forward. We have to tighten up at the back but going forward we always look like scoring.

"It is a great lead to take out there. We would have snapped your hand off to take a three-goal lead out there."

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring the second goal with Leigh GriffithsCeltic's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring his goal with Leigh Griffiths

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