MIKAEL LUSTIG and his manager Brendan Rodgers both referred to the celebrations within the Ibrox dressing room and among their support when they were drawn against Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.
Since then their optimism has subsided somewhat. A much heralded league challenge died when the ten men of Celtic created and scored a wonderful goal to ensure all three points would belong to the visitors. That game has certainly knocked the stuffing – and the confidence from them. Celtic, though, according to Lustig prefer to do their talking on the park.
“We feel good. The last couple of times playing at Hampden, we played good football and won the games so we’re looking forward to it,” the popular Swedish defender said, as he eyes the chance to get to within 90 minutes of a back to back treble.
“Last season was amazing. I’ve been here for over 6 years and of course every season you want to win the treble but it’s been really hard. To have the chance to do it two years in a row is incredible.
“Our strength is always to see one game at a time. We’re going to do the same and hopefully we can do it.”
“We’re here to do our talking on the pitch. We’ve done it so far and hopefully we can do it again.”
Loving these wee reminders of their arrogance, unfounded optimism – hopefully it bites them on the bum on Sunday, big-time.
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