MIKAEL LUSTIG reckons there will be pressure on Celtic to deliver the club’s record TENTH successive title next season.

But the former Hoops fans’ favourite reckons there will be even more strain on Steven Gerrard’s side to prevent the champions from making glorious history.

Lustig, who was at Parkhead for the first eight of the spectacular sequence before his switch to Belgian outfit Gent last summer, speaking to BT Sport, said: “Ten in a row is going to be a lot of pressure. To be honest, I think there’s going to be more pressure on the Rangers players.

“If they’re not going to win next year, they’re probably going to go down as the WORST team ever in their history, so it’s massive pressure for them.”
Lustig, who was signed from Rosenborg in 2012 by Neil Lennon during the Irishman’s first reign as Celts gaffer, believes his old club are in good hands with the Irishman back at the helm.

The 33-year-old Swedish international defender said: “Neil has been brilliant. He came in at a tough period.

“Brendan Rodgers left us and we had a lot of injuries and really tough games (against Hearts at Tynecastle). But he has been brilliant. He has learned a lot over the last couple of years.

“He seems more relaxed than he was in first couple of years. The guys have been amazing this season. Celtic know how to win.

“To win a league title is a marathon, you’re not going to lift the trophy in December or January.”

Lustig admitted it was a wrench leaving the club and added: “My heart is still with Celtic. It has been a massive part of my life.

“To play in front of those supporters and win trophies every year, that’s just amazing.”

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