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Swedish national media praise Celtic star Mikael Lustig as country's best defensive full-back

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Mikael Lustig is going to Euro 2016 after Sweden beat Denmark.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig played all 90 minutes as Sweden clinched their place at Euro 2016.

The Swedes won their play-off against Scandinavian rivals Denmark, with PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring the important goals.

Lustig, 28,  featured at Euro 2012 for Sweden and will be hoping to retain his place when next summer's tournament kicks off in France.

The full-back had a tough injury hit season for Celtic last time around, but has managed to stay fit this time around for club and country.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet praised his performance, describing him as the country's best defensive full-back. He was rated a 3/5 for his display, with the paper stating: "The impressive offensive from the home game was not there. but Lustig is Sweden's best defensive full-back."

With Scotland failing to qualify for Euro 2016, Lustig's Sweden side will be a team for fans to keep an eye on at the tournament.

Teammate Stefan Johansen's Norway side lost in the play-offs to Hungary, and unless Anthony Stokes can earn a recall to Ireland's squad, Lustig could be the sole Celtic representative at the finals.

Here is a look at how supporters took to Twitter to praise the defender's achievements.

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