Mikael Lustig thinks that his new song is brilliant.
Last week at Ross County the Celtic fans adapted an Atomic Kitten song to ‘Lustig You’re The One’ with the chant heard regularly at Hampden as Celtic lifted the Betfred Cup.
The Swede has developed a cult following over the course of the year as he revels in success for club and country.
Yesterday’s pitchside celebrations were more subdued than at the San Siro as Sweden reached the World Cup Finals but the bond between the defender and the fan is growing stronger game by game.
“It’s brilliant, I have to say thanks to the fans.” he said about his song.
Asked if his wife approved of the song he smiled: “Yes, always.”
Looking back on when we first met
I cannot escape but I cannot forget
Lustig you’re the one
You still turn me on
You can make me whole again
— Celtic Fans (@CelticFans__) November 18, 2017
Lustig only lasted 12 minutes of Celtic’s defeat against Paris Saint Germain and looked a doubt for the clash with Motherwell.
There was nothing lacking at Hampden with the Swede putting in a full 90 minutes and not letting up as he added another medal to his growing collection.
“It was just a dead leg,” he explained about his early finish in Paris. “Until Saturday I thought I wouldn’t be able to play but I took a couple of pills and it was fine.
“A cup final is a big match, you want to play on these occasions.
“We knew that Motherwell would work really hard, they did that but we knew if they kept playing like that they would get tired and the first goal is vital. After that we could have scored three, four or five.
“We really want to win, we’re not satisfied, we always look forward and never get tired of winning.
“This is a massive club, it’s hard to get to a club like this and you just want to keep on winning trophies.”
Despite the competition of Cristian Gamboa and Tony Ralston Lustig remains the first choice Celtic right back as he approaches the sixth anniversary of arriving from Rosenborg.