Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has had a number of injury problems over recent seasons.
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has told the Daily Record that he is frustrated with the large number of injuries he has suffered over the past two seasons.
Lustig has found it difficult to stay off the treatment table in recent years, with a succession of injury problems thwarting his first-team opportunities.
It has been an annoying time for the Swede and the full-back is determined to get back to fitness next season.
“When you have a contract you want to be giving something back to the club," he said. "I’ve been out for almost a year if you add all the injuries up and it’s not that great. You get paid by the club for, in my eyes, doing nothing.
“I can’t stand that. I want to be part of it all of the time and it’s hard when you’re not. When you’re not playing it’s so frustrating. Mentally, it’s been really hard."
Lustig only made 17 appearances for the Bhoys this term and that has been a major disappointment.
On his day, the 28-year-old is one of Celtic's finest talents, but his injury problems are becoming so frequent that the club simply cannot rely on him.
Lustig will be hoping that next campaign is a happier one for him, though, as Celtic have made rapid progress in his absence.
Ronny Deila's men have dominated Scottish football this season and they will be an even stronger team next year if they are able to keep Lustig off the sidelines.