Mc25 #12 – Mikael Lustig

Mc25 #12 – Mikael Lustig

The Swedish international was a footballing Goliath for Celtic last season, with his sparkling form in the Hoops’ invincible campaign dropping him in at No. 12.

Lustig isn’t a marauding right back, but he does the simple things very well, a key reason as to how he earned the trust of Brendan Rodgers in 2016/17.

The 31-year-old may be approaching the twilight years of his time in a the green and white jersey, but he’s still capable of turning it on when he’s needed most.

Lutig scored a brace in the League Cup semi-final against Hibs, before saving Celtic’s unbeaten run with a heroic last-ditch clearance against the Hibees later in the year.

The veteran defender also churned out a typically solid display against Rangers in last season’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

Time may not be Lustig’s side when it comes to making further strides in this Celtic team – he’s shown frailties in his game this season – but he’s more than earned himself free drinking rights for life in Glasgow’s East End.

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What They Said

“Brendan Rodgers knows he can count on him. An experienced international and hugely popular amongst the Celtic support. Plays a lot of games, so his form has dipped in the last few weeks. A good professional and an ideal role model for young Anthony Ralston, but still has plenty to offer. The winter break will do him good.”

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