Celtic favourite Mikael Lustig leaves a hilarious message for Scott Brown
Since Mikael Lustig left Celtic, you could say that the Bhoys defenced missed a few key things.
Attacking impetus? Not necessarily. Tough tackling? Maybe so. Patter? 100%.
The Piano Man, or PC Lustig if you prefer, may have departed Celtic, but the club have never departed him. Still a keen supporter and a massive part of the Bhoys’ success over the last decade, the Swede has joined the tributes for his former captain. And he did so in a distinctly Lustig-y manner.
Donning a bald cap and shades, the former Bhoys right-back couldn’t let proceedings go in the usual, very-sad-but-ultimately-a-bit-boring way they tend to with big departures.
\o/🕶️ Mikael Lustig pays tribute to @ScottBrown8 in typical Mika fashion 🤣
Join the Super Swede and a host of other #CelticFC favourites from 5:15pm on @CelticFCPass tomorrow for a special pre-match show, dedicated to our Captain, Leader, Legend. #ThankYouBroony 🍀💚 pic.twitter.com/WaCCboBmrl
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 11, 2021
Even in the heartfelt part of the message, Lustig said “I hope to see you soon in Glasgow or Edinburgh, because there’s no way I’m going up to Aberdeen to see you.”
If you’ve ever been on a night out in the Granite City, you could probably understand where Lustig’s coming from.
So great to see former Celtic defender Mikael Lustig in a Celtic shirt again
Fine, while sentimentality has hampered Celtic to a degree this season, allow this. It’s wonderful. You could legitimately claim that Lustig was one of Europe’s best right-backs for a while when he was at Celtic. Even as his natural fitness diminished, he was still an excellent defender for us, especially in big matches.
There was always a cheeky, unpredictable air to him, but most of the time you could rely on Lustig for at least a 7/10 performance, and his solidity was a huge part of Brendan Rodgers’ successes at Celtic. While he was also a mainstay under Ronny Deila and Neil Lennon, he truly prospered under the now Leicester City coach.
What camaraderie that side seemed to have. A bunch of personalities working together and succeeding together, the likes of Kolo Toure, Stuart Armstrong, Gary Mackay-Steven, Moussa Dembele, Mikael Lustig and Scott Brown sharing a dressing room must’ve been a bit chaotic. Yet, when the first whistle started, these Bhoys were focused and most importantly, absolute winners.
I’m not suggesting we start signing players based on their patter, but Mikael Lustig would be worth £100m if that was the key metric.
What a guy. And what a nice bit of brevity during a period of uncertainty for Celtic supporters.