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‘NOW THE FOCUS IS ON THISTLE,’ LUSTIG

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MIKAEL LUSTIG insists the Celtic players who suffered their first defeat against Scottish opposition will be eager to make up for it against Partick Thistle on Wednesday night.

Brendan Rodgers’ side take on Partick Thistle at Parkhead before playing Aberdeen, Dundee and Sevco Rangers before the winter shutdown.

The Hoops lost their proud unbeaten domestic record yesterday at the 70th hurdle in the 4-0 flop against Hearts at Tynecastle.

Lustig said: “There are players here who have never lost a game domestically since they have been here.

“I don’t think they knew how to react.

“But it will make them and us stronger.

“We will learn from it and we will go again.

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“We can’t wait for the game against Partick Thistle now. When you lose a game all you want to do is get back onto the pitch.

“You need to get it out of your system. It was not a nice experience, but all you can do is try to go and start again.

“All the way through the run, we always just looked to the next game and that is what we have to do now. We have to focus on Wednesday night.

“We will talk about Hearts and we will look at the performance again as a team, but our energy will be on going against Thistle and trying to get back to where we were.”

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