Celtic mainstay Mikael Lustig has admitted that the Hoops won’t get carried away after defeating Zenit 1-0 in the Europa League first leg tie.
The injury ravaged Hoops dominated the game, and were fully deserving of the win given to them by Callum McGregor’s goal.
However, with the second leg in Russia still to come, the Swedish international is aware that it will still take a huge effort to defeat Roberto Mancini’s side over two legs, but that the team’s performance in the first leg has given them belief.
“It will be a tough game next week” Lustig said, as quoted by BT Sport.
“We are going to be humble, we know we face a really good team but, like I said, this type of performance gives us more confidence.”
Lustig played in an unfamiliar back three against the Russian side, instead of his usual right-back role, but the move to the back three paid off as Dorus de Vries only had one save to make.
The Hoops stiffened up their midfield for the game, with surprise starter Eboue Kouassi having a field day in the middle of the park.
The Hoops return to league action against St Johnstone on Sunday, looking to maintain their eight point lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
The Bhoys then make the journey to Russia for the second leg against on Thursday, in what is bound to be a tense occassion.