The Celtic defender has cheekily cited the need for 'revenge.'
Erik Sviatchenko (@eriksviat) February 12, 2016
Erik Sviatchenko has taken to Twitter ahead of Celtic's clash with Ross County with the phrase 'time for revenge.'
County knocked the Bhoys out of the Scottish League Cup at the semi-final stage, beating Ronny Deila's side 3-1 after they went down to 10 men.
But Sviatchenko's light-hearted tweet actually contradicts his manager's message.
Indeed, it's not a major stumbling block yet the Norwegian had previously urged Celtic not to look for revenge against Ross County, instead prioritising getting back to winning ways, according to Sky Sports.
Deila is quoted as saying: "I think it is the wrong word but at the same time we really want to bounce back after the semi-final.
"I think that [proving a point] is better. It is about getting momentum, getting on the right track and winning football games."
It is only a minor point but it could prove a fine margin when it comes to Celtic's mindset.
Often, looking to make up for past mistakes can throw you off and make you too eager - and prone to more errors.
If the Bhoys approach Ross County with a calm, measured approach (unlike in the League Cup semi-final) there's no reason they shouldn't earn a comfortable win.