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IT’S PARADISE FOR LUSTIG

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MIKAEL LUSTIG is convinced Celtic can home in on Europa League success against Fenerbahce tomorrow night.
The Swedish right-back believes playing under the lights at Paradise on huge European occasions always inspires the Hoops.
He said: “That’s why we’ve got the record that we have in Europe. It’s different to play away, but when you play at Celtic Park you always feel much better and you feel like you can run more, tackle more and the fans are really important to us.

“It’s going to be vital to win our home games and Fenerbahce is going to be a massive match.mikael-lustig-celtic-europa-league_3352246

“We played really well as a team against Ajax. It was like last year – we drew against Salzburg away – so it’s really important to feel like you’re in a good position to go through.

“We’ve got confidence in the squad and everyone knows we’re really strong at Celtic Park, so it was a good start to the campaign to get a point away from home.”

While Ronny Deila’s men were drawing 2-2 in Amsterdam a fortnight ago, the big-spending Turks – with Robin van Persie on a £3.5million-per-year contract – were losing 3-1 at home to the shock troops of Molde.

Lustig added: “I know a lot about the Norwegians and they’re a really good team.

“I believe they’re going to take points in this group although I admit I didn’t think they were going to take points away from home against Fenerbahce.

“I think the Turkish side are finding that it always takes time when new players come in.

“They’re all really good individual players, but if they don’t have a good start it’s going to be difficult to pick it up and, hopefully, we can get a good result in front of our wonderful support.
“We play Fenerbahce in the last game of the group so, hopefully, we’ll already be through by then.”
 
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