Celtic legend John Hartson has hailed Neil Lennon for sticking with Leigh Griffiths after the striker scored a stunning free-kick to help his team breeze past Nomme Kalju.
Griffiths bagged himself his first goal since November 2018 with a curling free-kick in first-half added time.
The forward struggled to hold back tears as he celebrated the emotional milestone in his life after a public battle with depression and other demons off the pitch.
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And ex-Hoops star Hartson praised the Scotland cap for scoring a brilliant goal – and then his boss for keeping the faith.
Posting on social media Hartson said: “You can never keep Leigh Griffiths down.. what a goal.
“Credit to Lenny for trusting in him and putting him in the team.. Class”.
You can never keep Leigh Griffiths down.. what a goal, Credit to Lenny for trusting in him and putting him in the team.. Class 👏🏻🍀
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) July 24, 2019
His post racked up thousands of likes and shares and plenty of Celtic supporters were quick to add their own compliments and well-wishes for Griffiths, 28.
One said: “Super Griffiths”, with a love heart.
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Another added: “Griff or Lenny should never be doubted”.
Hartson was in attendance at Parkhead for Celtic’s Champions League second-round qualifier.
His former side thrashed Estonian opposition 5-0 thanks to a brace from Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer strikes and Griffiths’ hit.