CELTIC matchwinner Leigh Griffiths revealed he did NOT enjoy the champions’ 1-0 victory over Hamilton Accies at Parkhead last night.
Moussa Dembele set up his strike partner for the only goal nine minutes from the interval to push Brendan Rodgers’ side 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership with two games in hand.
Griffiths slotted in his 11th goal of the campaign and admitted it wasn’t a performance that would linger long in the memory banks of the 55,076 audience
The Scotland international frontman said: “Did I enjoy it? No, not really, but it’s always good to get another win and the three points in the bag.
“Of course, it was good to keep a clean sheet, too.

“We just keep getting good results and that’s the most important thing at this time of the season. Hamilton are a team that will try and frustrate you.

“They have come here to Parkhead on a number of occasions and made it
difficult and taken points off us, home and away, in the last couple of seasons.

“So, we always knew we were going to be in for a tough game and I’m just glad we got all three points. It was the ugly side of how we play. It wasn’t pretty.

“But the fans realise that at this time of the season there are so many games and three points is the most important thing.”

While Hamilton left with no points, there were plenty of positives from their performance.

Boss Martin Canning said: “The boys were excellent and the work-rate was different class. They did what we asked of them, their shape and discipline was good.

“You need to concentrate for 90 minutes and I thought, if we could stay in the game, we could make the last 10 minutes uncomfortable for Celtic.

“We could have given ourselves a chance of taking something from the game.

“We were unfortunate at the end when we put them under a bit of pressure and had a couple of wee half opportunities when we could have nicked something from the game.

“It’s a difficult place to come and it would have been nice to get something.

“You won’t come to a more intimidating place in Scotland than Parkhead and to be able to perform when you are here is a big thing for young players.”


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