'Shown his class', 'Back to his best': Celtic fans thrilled with WC display from one senior star
Celtic fans on social media were impressed with Mikael Lustig’s performance for Sweden, in their 1-0 World Cup victory over South Korea on Monday afternoon.
The veteran defender was solid at the back and also put in some decent crosses, one of which could well have lead to a goal by Viktor Claesson.
Hoops fans were particularly pleased that Lustig returned to form after an indifferent season for the Bhoys last year, with one fan claiming that he is ‘back to his best’.
Another fan hoped that Lusitg played as well as he is for his country for the Hoops next season.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Lustig’s performance:
Lustig has been great
— Lachy (@Lachy67_) June 18, 2018
Lustig back to his best here. Sweden should have 3/4
— Sean McGinlay (@seanjmcginlay) June 18, 2018
I just want to point out that Lustig has shown his class in that first half. He’s played in a couple of great crosses and been solid defensively.
— Aidan ???????? (@AMc88_) June 18, 2018
Lustig is actually playing class
— Muiry (@MuiryCeltic) June 18, 2018
Hope this Lustig turns up for Celtic this season
— Keith Robertson (@Krobertson5808) June 18, 2018
Lovely cross in from Lustig.
— Soups (@Soupelina) June 18, 2018
Missing the game but seeing a lot of Lustig praise????
— Paddy???? (@RogicEsque) June 18, 2018
Lustig will be back in action on Saturday, when Sweden take on Germany in what looks to be a huge match for both sides.
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Whilst fans are delighted that Lustig seems to be back to his best, his participation in the World Cup does cause a problem for the Hoops, who returned to pre-season training without him on Monday.
Depending on how long Sweden’s World Cup adventure lasts, the right-back will miss at least the first round of the Champions League qualifiers.
It is likely that Jack Hendry will replace him, but he should be back in time for the latter rounds of the qualification process, should the Hoops make it that far into the qualification process.
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