Leigh Griffiths hopes that the Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts will quell the criticism from Celtic fans.
Before the SACK THE BOARD protest at home to Kilmarnock the same fans gave the players a great reception as they arrived with Griffiths hoping that Sunday’s Cup win will have cemented a new bond between the players and fans.
Speaking to the Daily Record the striker said:
You need that winning mentality, especially when performances haven’t been great. Of course it hurts us, as players, to see fans outside of Celtic Park protesting because it wasn’t that long ago that those fans were cheering us on for winning the treble Treble.
Yeah, results this season haven’t been great. But we have to stick with it. The comments and stick we’ve been taking has been OTT at times but hopefully that’s us turned the corner.
We’ve got a good run of games now where hopefully we should be picking up three points from all of them. We know teams will come and make it hard for us. So we need to be in the right frame of mind.
Celtic finish a troubled year with three SPFL matches against Ross County, Hamilton and Dundee United that fall into the ‘must-win’ category. That is followed by what looks the pivotal clash of the season when they go to Ibrox.
With his goal and penalty against Hearts Griffiths will be hoping to be in from the start tomorrow night when Celtic host Ross County in a re-match of the disastrous Betfred Cup tie.