Mikael Lustig comments on his future with Celtic

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The Celtic defender has admitted he has no desire to leave Parkhead.

Speaking in a press conference, Celtic defender Mikael Lustig commented on his future at Parkhead, admitting that he is very happy to stay at the club this summer.

The 28-year-old struggled last season with the Bhoys, as a series of injuries prevented him from truly establishing himself in Ronny Deila’s first-team set-up. He ended up making just 16 appearances in all competitions, but could be looking to improve upon that this coming campaign.

The departure of Adam Matthews to Sunderland should create more first-team chances for the Swedish international, whilst he has the versatility to also play in the centre of defence if needed.

At his age, and with his ability, Lustig really should be playing every game for a club of Celtic’s size, and the 2015/16 campaign could be an important one for him.

Having moved to Parkhead in January 2012, the defender has made 90 appearances in all for the Scottish champions, playing a key role under former boss Neil Lennon.

With injuries behind him now, and Deila in need of a first-choice right-back to replace Matthews, this could be the season that Lustig rediscovers his best form and becomes a key part of the Celtic squad.

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