Celtic

Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig is pleased that the Scottish Premiership league leaders have another game so quickly after their 4-0 defeat to Hearts.

The Hoops’ proud unbeaten run came to end after 69 games, as the Celts crumbled at Tynecastle, and the Swedish international was just one of a number of players who found Hearts’ physical style too much to handle.

The gap at the top of the league between Celtic and Aberdeen is down to two points, but Lustig, speaking to Celtic’s official website, is happy that Celtic are in action again on Wednesday against Partick Thistle.

If the Celts win this game they will go five points ahead of Aberdeen, and Lustig is hopeful that the players will use it to get the Hearts defeat out of their system.

He said: “My feeling right now is that I am really glad we have the game against Partick on Wednesday so we can go out at Celtic Park and start winning again.

“It’s not a time to look back and think about what we have done – it’s time to look forward.”

The Celts’ unbeaten run, which is a British record, included a first domestic treble since 2001 and a first unbeaten league season since the 1890s.

This season has saw the Betfred Cup retained but some poor league performances in the last few weeks, which lead to the hammering from Hearts.

The Hoops have some huge games ahead before January’s winter break. They take on Aberdeen in a top of the table clash on the 23rd of December before meeting Rangers in a Glasgow derby on the 30th of December.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has been giving his thoughts on the title race

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