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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers gives Mikael Lustig credit

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (L) celebrates with teammates Kieran Tierney (C) and Mikael Lustig (R) after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Anderlecht vs...

Celtic were thrashed by Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

Michael Lustig of Celtic celebrates his second goal during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final between Hibernian and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Speaking via Celtic's official Twitter page, Brendan Rodgers suggested that only Mikael Lustig deserves any credit from Sunday's 4-0 demolition by Hearts.

Celtic surrendered their 69-match unbeaten streak in disappointing fashion as Hearts put Rodgers's side well and truly to the sword at Tynecastle.


Goals from 16-year-old Harry Cochrane and former Rangers hitman Kyle Lafferty gave the hosts a shock 2-0 half-time lead, before Manuel Milinkovic added a third.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) shoots to score a goal between Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig (L) and Celtic's Dutch goalkeeper Dorus de Vries during the UEFA...

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon then conceded a needless penalty on 76 minutes which Milinkovic converted to compound Celtic's misery on a day that their astonishing record came to an end.

Fans of the Parkhead club have ripped into their side's defenders on the day, but Rodgers has suggested that right-back Lustig coped better than others.

He said via the Bhoys' Twitter page: "Defensively we struggled. The pitch wasn’t so great so Hearts weren’t building their game, they were playing a direct game.

(L-R) Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig, Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Celtic's French midfielder Olivier Ntcham vie for the ball during the Champions League...

"We failed to cope with Lafferty in that first period. He gave our two centre-halves problems.

"That’s fundamentally what you have to do to win a game, you have to be able to defend well. I thought Mikael Lustig was good but otherwise we didn’t cope so well."

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