Any Celtic fans watching the World Cup on Monday couldn’t have failed to have noticed Mikael Lustig’s performance for Sweden in their 1-0 win over South Korea.
The 31-year-old right-back tuned back the clock with an excellent performance, full of attacking endeavour and solid defending.
It was a complete reversal than most of his performances for the Hoops last season, and bodes well for his immediate future at the club.
The veteran didn’t have the best of seasons for the Hoops last season, and even lost his place in the team at one stage, but he is still the first choice right-back at the club and his performance for Sweden showed why Brendan Rodgers has as yet not brought in another right-back to replace him.
Lustig will need to be replaced in the long-term of course but his performance for his national team bodes well for his immediate future with the Hoops and you would have to imagine that as soon as he returns from his post World Cup break he will be back in the first-team for the Bhoys.
What could have been a problem position for the Bhoys could end up being put on the back burner for at least a season if Lustig manages to bring his form with the national team back home with him to Glasgow.
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