Vital Football

Latest Celtic FC News

Fatigue a concern admits defender

Fatigue a concern admits defender

<div style='background-color: #0B610B;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig believes fatigue could be their greatest enemy in the Scottish Cup final meeting with Hibernian on Sunday.

"We know there is a lot of games involved and you have to try and be alert in your head" - Mikael Lustig
The showpiece occasion marks a 59th game this season for the Scottish champions, who also made the last sixteen of the Champions League until eventually going out of the competition to Juventus.

"Is there a sense of tiredness to the squad? Yeah, I think so," Lustig admitted to BBC Scotland. "Playing 50 games is a lot. It will be the same next year. Hopefully we are going to play in Europe again. We know there is a lot of games involved and you have to try and be alert in your head."

The Swedish international full-back could actually earn time off this weekend as he is challenged by the returning Adam Matthews for a starting role at Hampden Park.

"I'm not guaranteed a start. We will see what happens with Adam first, to see if he is going to be fit or not," he continued. "Maybe I'll play or not, maybe I'll be at right-back or centre-half, I don't know. I'm just hoping that I will play."

LATEST ON THE VITAL CELTIC FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:stev
Date:Wednesday May 22 2013
Time: 4:55PM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Login to post a comment

Recent Celtic Articles

Rodgers makes first signing

Celtic have announced the signing of Fulham striker Moussa Dembele on a four-year deal.

Striker bound for Celtic

Celtic are on the verge of signing French Under-20 striker Moussa Dembele.

Celtic release another striker

Celtic's out-of-favour striker Stefan Scepovic has rejoined Spanish club Getafe.

Get tough warns Rodgers

Celtic's defenders must toughen up as the club prepares for another assault on the Champions League, insists manager Brendan Rodgers.

Archived Vital Celtic Articles

Vital Celtic articles from

Site Journalists

stev
Editor email
Profile
TicV
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was Brendan Rodgers the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Celtic
Yes93%
No7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 38 26 8 4 86 62
2 Aberdeen 38 22 5 11 71 14
3 Hearts 38 18 11 9 65 19
4 St. Johnstone 38 16 8 14 56 3
5 Motherwell 38 15 5 18 50 -16
6 Ross County 38 14 6 18 48 -6
7 Inverness 38 14 10 14 52 6
8 Dundee 38 11 15 12 48 -4
9 Partick 38 12 10 16 46 -9
10 Hamilton 38 11 10 17 43 -21
11 Kilmarnock 38 9 9 20 36 -23
12 Dundee United 38 8 7 23 28 -25
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Celtic Results (view all)