Some Celtic supporters have been reacting positively to Mikael Lustig’s display against Aberdeen yesterday.

The right-back kept up his decent form under Neil Lennon in the Scottish Cup semi-finals yesterday. He’s now played in six of Lennon’s eight games in charge, and hasn’t made costly errors in any of them.

Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig was tidy against Aberdeen yesterday (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The success against the Dons yesterday saw Lustig see a lot of the ball. Whilst his crossing could’ve been better, he was relatively tidy in possession. He was, however, caught out early in the first half via a throw-in. But outside of that, there wasn’t much to complain about from a Celtic perspective.

Sections of the Hoops fanbase seem to have noticed it too. Here’s a look at some of the reaction to Lustig’s display on Twitter.

 

Future is at a crossroads come the end of the season

The latest on Lustig’s future was that AIK have already spoken to him, but apparently, Lustig is keen to end the season as strongly as possible before making a decision.

Regardless of what happens there, Celtic must look at an upgrade. Keeping Lustig on as back-up for another year or two is fine, but in terms of a long-term answer to the position? That surely isn’t likely.

Neil Lennon’s return has coincided with a Lustig renaissance (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s important to remember that, for large spells yesterday, Lustig and the rest of the team were up against 10 men. He never had any work to do defensively for long spells. Therefore, it was hardly a shift full of pressure for him.

Lustig has never been disliked for his attacking attributes. It’s his defending that’s questionable these days. When Conor McLennan caught Lustig out from the throw-in yesterday, that could’ve been much more dangerous than the Celtic centre backs allowed it to be.

Lustig clearly still has his weaknesses. He’s going through a bit of a renaissance under Lennon, and if it leads to a new contract then that’s fine. But Celtic can’t allow Lustig to be the number one in that area come the new season.

 

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