For years Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig has lorded it over bang average Rangers sides.

Behaving like some kind of footballing giant, the Swedish international has taken every opportunity to rub our faces in it when Celtic have dominated. You got the feeling he was at it; that his bark was much worse than his bite.

And as the last two Old Firms at Ibrox have proved – it is certainly the case. If there’s any player who’s got his just deserts during their last two visits to Govan, it’s the Celtic right-back.

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Lustig didn’t fair well in December either. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In December, he was almost retired by Ryan Kent teeing up Ryan Jack. His dummy had him sliding into the Broomloan whilst the Gers players were taking off to celebrate.

He was like a giraffe on ice trying to contend with Kent and was hooked at half time due to “injury”. Fans loved it.


Celtic couldn’t get another player in quick enough. Jeremy Toljan was signed in January, and Mikael Lustig demoted. But as it transpired the German wingback isn’t up to much either, so Lustig was recalled.


He must’ve had nightmares thinking about Ryan Kent on Saturday night. Lustig wasn’t even close to being in the match and he is clearly terrified of Kent and Ibrox.

The big Swede clearly doesn’t like playing at Ibrox anymore. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

After a seemingly innocuous challenge with Jermain Defoe, off he hobbled, with another injury, rather timidly trying to point eight fingers at Connor Goldson. It was the first chance he got to leave the pitch as a hectic match passed him by.

I wonder if he genuinely believes he’ll still be holding those fingers up come the end of next season?

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