Charlie Adam believes Leigh Griffiths can provide Scotland an important introduction to Qatar’s final 2022 qualifiers and help them reach the next World Cup when they rediscover their scoring form with Dundee in the coming weeks. can help.
Celtic forward Griffith has been loaned to Dennis Park for the rest of the season to get the time he needed to make his first appearance after losing at Parkhead and in a goalless draw with Livingston last weekend.
The 31-year-old will hope to open his account for the season in front of a large crowd in a derby match against Dundee United at Tanadis this afternoon if picked up by manager James McPeak.
Adam, the Rangers, Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke City and midfielder who helped his hometown side to promotion to the Premier League last season were delighted to see the striker arrive at Tyside before the close of the summer transfer window.
His longtime national teammate has warned that he, along with Jason Cummings, Alex Jacobic, Danny Mullen and Cillian Sheridan, are vying for starts, failing to guarantee a place in Dandy’s starting lineup.
However, he hopes Griffith, whose last goal was five months ago, can make a regular appearance in the coming weeks, return to his best and help McPeak’s men to cement their position in the Premier League. could.
And he believes the man who scored another brace against England in the 2018 Russian Qualifier at Hampden in 2017, a Tartan Army champion, could return to the Scotland squad if he does. .
“We were happy to have Griff,” he said. “For me he is probably the top scorer in the country. He comes from Celtic who have had a tough time on and off the pitch. He didn’t play. But if we can give him a chance to play and play with a smile on his face, we will take advantage of it.”
“We have other forwards who can also help the team in Cummings, Jakobek, Mullen and Sheridan. Raiders have a different mix. If Griff joins the team, gets regular football, and starts scoring goals, he will play. But otherwise the other will get a chance.
“But Griff has a different reputation. I’ve seen the goals he’s scored in Celtic and Hibbs before. It’s up to him to decide now. He has a platform to go and play and hopefully he’s at that level.” Can play at the level we know he can.”
“He will have the opportunity to play the game and score goals in Dundee. It is up to His Majesty to capture it. The manager always says that whatever the name is on the back of the shirt, what is on the front is the key. The football club is more important than anyone else.
“His privilege is to go and play games on a regular basis and once he does, we’ll see what Leigh Griffith is up to. I’m glad we hit the boundary and hope he can score. You never know , he may soon be back at that place in Scotland.”
Steve Clark’s men raised their chances of qualifying for Qatar 2022 earlier this month when they beat Moldova 1-0 at home and Austria 1-0 to propel Israel into second place in Group F.
However, the national team also turned down several scoring opportunities in both matches, and Adam, who played 26 caps for his country between 2007 and 2015, believes that Griffith’s presence in the team could give the coach an attack. I will give you another solid option. .
“Anyone who plays well for his club gives Steve Clarke something to think about,” he said. “There is hope for everyone. It doesn’t matter who you play for, if you play well you have a chance.
“I told this to the youth of the club. Youngster Max Anderson joined the Under-21 team that day. If he continues to play well in Dundee first team, chances will present themselves as you will get injured and get an international ban.
He said, ‘These players have to keep talking on the pitch. Griff is the same. If he starts playing well and scores a goal for Dundee, the Scottish thing will return. He needs to focus on getting regular matches first. ”
Speaking at the Fun Football Festival in his hometown of Dundee, Adams praised the contributions of Che Adams and Lyndon Dykes, who scored goals against Moldova and Austria at the Treble in Scotland.
He said he is confident the Southampton and Queens Park Rangers forward will be able to maintain his level of performance in the national team’s home games against Israel and the Faroe Islands next month.
“Both front guys are working now,” he said. People criticized the dams in the Eurozone. But he did not actually participate in the tournament in any way. But he has scored three goals in five appearances for Queens Park Rangers this season. He had come to the last camp as theft.
“Can Steve replace the 45-minute starters in the 2-0 loss to Denmark? Yes. But that’s what you do as a coach. You go with what you feel and what you believe in. We saw it never worked and had to replace the half. We were better, a lot in the second half and we gained confidence in the matches against Moldova and Austria.
“I thought we were excellent in both games. We had a panic period against Moldova. When the score is 1-0, they still have a chance to play regularly or anything. But we are out of sight. Could have been.
“Performance in Austria is ideal. If we have to qualify for Qatar, we have to play like this from now on. She has been fantastic from right-back to goalkeeper. It was great to see her. But I think we are going to be like Griffiths.” The playful end players will take advantage of being a lot”.
Charlie Adam supports McDonald’s for fun football. Free soccer tournaments for kids ages 5 to 11 are being offered nationwide this fall. meeting www.mcdonalds.co.uk/funfootball To register and play.
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