Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna has made some remarks which could play into Mikael Lustig’s hands, ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash between the sides.
The centre-back has claimed that Lustig’s celebrations at the end of the Betfred Cup Final between the teams in December were ‘disappointing’.
McKenna’s remarks came after Lustig seemed to celebrate right in front of Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson.
“Absolutely no need”
“That was a wee bit disappointing. He was right in Fergie’s face, a 18-year-old boy. Lustig’s an experienced player, there was absolutely no need to do it” McKenna told the Herald.
If Lustig sees these comments it could fire him up. He could use these ‘mind games’ against McKenna and the rest of the Aberdeen side.
Events still rankle with Aberdeen
It’s clear that Lustig’s actions at the end of the game still rankle with Aberdeen, otherwise McKenna wouldn’t have mentioned them.
It seems likely that Lustig will keep his place in the Hoops side for the semi-final on Sunday. Therefore, he has a great chance to get one over on Aberdeen again.
He will know if it comes to it, he can wind-up Aberdeen players so much that they could lose the plot and either get sent-off or concede a penalty.
Is that the most sportsmanlike thing to do? No. But as long as Celtic get to the Scottish Cup Final none of that will matter.