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LUSTIG WANTS NEW HOOPS DEAL

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SWEDISH defender Mikael Lustig is determined to win a new deal at Celtic.

The popular Hoops full-back is out of contract at the end of the season – and he’s waiting to start talks over an extension.

Lustig has spent five years at the Scottish champions and is hoping boss Brendan Rodgers sees him as part of his long-term plans. 

He said: “I’m in my last season and we haven’t discussed the contract, so we will see what happens.

“I want to stay. I’m really happy here and have been here for five years. I’ve loved every minute of my time here.”

The versatile back-four operator played a key role in the 3-3 Champions League thriller with Manchester City in midweek.

Celtic restored some of their reputation following the 7-0 flop in Barcelona and Lustig, who is in line to face Dundee this afternoon, said: “We go to the next European game full of confidence.

“It will be tough – Borussia Monchengladbach were the best team in pot three along with Spurs.

“Maybe people won’t know much about them, but to be top three in the Bundesliga two years in a row shows that they are a good side.

“They almost took a point from Barcelona, but once again we want to build on this.

“People like coming to Parkhead because of the atmosphere, but it’s really tough to get points and we’re glad about that.

“It was a great response to Barcelona. We tried to keep the ball and be offensive – of course that’s part of the reason we lost 10 goals in two games. But we sent the crowd home happy and it was a good game.

“It’s not often you see Manchester City playing long balls all the time and we did what we wanted to do and that was scoring when we got the chance. 

“When you lead three times you wants to take the points, but we have to be realistic and recognise we faced one of the best teams in the world.

“The support was unbelievable and it was needed for a game like this.

“We didn’t take a point against City just because we fought for the ball – we played good football.

“We pressed them very well and that’s the main reason we got the point.”

 
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