Mikael Lustig confident of Celtic progress


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Mikael Lustig is confident Celtic have the quality required to see off Rosenborg in their Champions League third qualifying round tie.

The Hoops will play host to the Norwegian champions in the first leg on Wednesday before they travel to the Lerkendal Stadion for the reverse fixture one week later.

Sweden international Lustig knows exactly what Celtic will be up against when they take on Rosenborg, as he played for the Trondheim-based club prior to his move to Scotland.

The 30-year-old believes the Bhoys have more than enough quality to secure their place in the next round, particularly as they should benefit from the fairly short trip to Norway for the second-leg.

“It’s a two-hour flight and the pitch will be decent, so from that point of view it’s good,” he said.

“They still have two or three players from when I was there and I know a lot of people around the club, so it’ll be special for me.”

Lustig will be hoping to receive a warm reception from the Rosenborg supporters, as he won two Norwegian Premier League titles during his spell with the club.

He added: “I hope I get a good reception. I had a really good three-and-a-half years there, but I left on a free transfer so I’m not sure!”

Celtic reached the group stage of the Champions League last season and they are priced at 751.00 to go all the way and win Europe’s premier club competition this term.

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