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  • Lustig: Hoops eager to bounce back against Jags

    Lustig: Hoops eager to bounce back against Jags

    By: Mark Henderson on 18 Dec, 2017 09:30

  • MIKAEL Lustig insists Celtic can’t wait for Wednesday night’s league clash against Partick Thistle as they attempt to bounce back from the disappointment of the ending of the record-breaking unbeaten run at the weekend.

    The Hoops had gone 69 domestic matches without defeat – a British record –before Sunday’s reversal against Hearts at Tynecastle, a result which left Brendan Rodgers’ side two points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.  

    And rather than reflecting on his part in a historical achievement, the Swedish internationalist wanted to focus on returning to winning ways in the Glasgow derby meeting with the Jags.

    He said: “The pitch wasn’t the best but the Hearts players were better. The first five minutes we had a couple of chances and Olivier (Ntcham) was breaking through the midfield and I felt we had some space to play football.

    “After the first goal we didn’t manage to create some chances and we didn’t win the duels. All of the goals come from individual mistakes so we need to be better. It’s not just that. It’s the first time in 69 games we didn’t score.

    “It’s almost two years since I lost a domestic game. The things we have done have never been done before and probably will never be done again. It’s a really sore one but all credit to the Hearts team who really went for it.

    “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.”

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