Mik reveals he wants to retire a Celt
MIKAEL LUSTIG has revealed he wants to end his career at Celtic.
The 30-year-old Sweden star is preparing for the vital World Cup play-off second leg in Italy. He was suspended for the first leg, which the Swedes won 1-0.
Lustig will have spent six years at Parkhead at the turn of the new year after joining from Rosenborg and has won six titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups in a trophy-laden spell in Scotland.
In the past, Lustig has said he would like to finish his career in his homeland – he left Sundsvall nine years ago.
But Lustig, who is under contract until May 2019, says he’s so happy under Brendan Rodgers that he would be delighted to stay with the Hoops until he hangs up his boots.
He said: “When you play professional football, you begin to understand how tough it is to get there. I am very pleased with how far I have come.
“In the past, I have always said I want to come back to Sweden, but the more I’m abroad and the more I play for Celtic, the more I think of finishing my career here.
“We are so happy here. After six years here I love the club, my family thrives and it is it working well with schools for our daughters.
“It would take a lot for me to leave Celtic.
“We haven’t lost a match in Scotland for a long time and have broken records. It’s hard to beat that.
“Brendan Rodgers is a great coach for me. Certainly the best I had. He knows exactly what he wants.
“I have progressed so much under him. I’ve found a new way to play. I’ve gone from being an attacking full back to a more defensively important player.”
Lustig has been at Celtic for six years