Winter break may have already made the difference for this jaded Celtic mainstay
One aspect of Celtic’s 5-0 victory over Brechin that must have particularly pleased Brendan Rodgers was the form of Swedish right-back Mikael Lustig.
The 31-year-old, who has been a mainstay of the team for five years, provided assists for two of the goals scored by the Hoops, with his cross for Olivier Ntcham’s goal a highlight.
This was a world of difference to Lustig’s last performance in the Hoops, in the goalless Old Firm draw in December.
In that game Lustig looked all over the place, giving the ball away and looking exhausted.
Thankfully the winter break arrived and seems to have made a big difference to the Swede, as he looked back to the player he can be against Brechin.
It is important that he gets into a good run of form for the Bhoys as he is likely to be playing almost every game in the second-half of the season, as Cristian Gamboa seems to be surplus to requirements and Anthony Ralston has injury problems.
It might have been only against a Championship side but it was a very good start to the second-half of the season for Lustig, and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that the form continues against Partick Thistle on Tuesday night.
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