Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig has sent an ominous warning to Scottish Cup semi-final opponents Rangers ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup Semi-final clash.
The Swedish international claimed that the Hoops were going to Hampden to do their ‘talking on the pitch’, as quoted on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account.
“We’re here to do our talking on the pitch. We’ve done it so far and hopefully we can do it again,” he said.
????️ ML: "We're here to do our talking on the pitch. We've done it so far and hopefully we can do it again."
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The comments are in reference to the fact that the Rangers players reportedly celebrated the news of the Scottish Cup semi-final draw when it was made, which wasn’t denied by Gers manager Graeme Murty, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
Lustig, a mainstay of the Hoops side this season with 42 appearances so far,missed out on the Hoops’ 3-2 win at Ibrox last month, and it will be intriguing to see if he makes the starting line-up at Hampden on Sunday.
Football Insider verdict
The reports of the Rangers players cheering the draw for the semi-final seem to have really got under the Hoops players’ skin, in a way that it is a bit of a surprise. They must have thought it was disrespectful that a team so far behind them in the league table would be so eager to play them. The Hoops answered the cheers in style when they went to Ibrox last month and won 3-2 with ten men, and there is no doubt that they will be out to end the Gers’ season with an emphatic win at Hampden which would take them one step closer to an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble.
In other Celtic news, fans gave their verdict after David Bates left Rangers