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SWEDE TUNES FROM LUSTIG

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TWO-GOAL Mikael Lustig believes he is in tune with his team-mates and fans after Celtic’s 4-2 Betfred League Cup semi-final triumph over Hibs.

The Swedish defender had the Hoops 2-0 ahead at the interval with his first strikes of the season.

Lustig celebrated by launching into the routine that has made him an internet sensation with the Parkhead support.

He laughed: “It has been a while since I scored and it is nice to play the keyboard again!”

Footage of the right-back playing the imaginary instrument became a social media hit last summer and he said he couldn’t resist an action replay at Hampden.

Keeper Craig Gordon said: “He’s scored a few now and he also scored for Sweden. He’s always a threat and he makes good runs in the box.

“It’s usually headers, but this time he managed to hit the target with shots.

“The celebrations were good, as well – he was watching them back in the changing room. He loves scoring goals. So, he can do the crazy celebrations if he keeps sticking the ball in the net.”

Gordon admitted: “There was a little bit of tiredness on the back of the Bayern game, but the way we move the ball about and the way we made them work hard was the most pleasing thing.

“We were in control at 2-0, but when it got back to 2-1 it ignited the game a little bit. We had to fight for the remainder of the game.

“But every time we have been asked those questions, we have come up with the answers. This was no different.”

The international No.1 also paid tribute to Moussa Dembele who replaced Leigh Griffiths in the 61st minute and scored two crucial goals.

Gordon added: “He has been looking a lot sharper in the last few weeks. You could see he was getting ready to come back in and be the top player we know he is. 

“When we saw him coming off the bench we knew he’d be a good option for us with his link up and hold-up play.

“We know when he gets those kind of chances he sticks them away.”

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