Celtic fans aren’t convinced that Mikael Lustig is a better option than Jeremy Toljan at right-back despite Saturday’s Scottish Cup win over Hibernian.
The Swedish veteran was brought into the team at the German’s expense after an extended run on the bench in the final few games of Brendan Rodgers’ reign as Hoops boss.
Neil Lennon though clearly turned to a trusted former player, which is understandable, although it will be interesting to see if Lustig continues to get starts having not especially impressed against Hibs.
Some were pleased with his efforts, but many are also pointing to the deficiencies in his game compared to the Borussia Dortmund loanee.
Toljan has far more pace and is more comfortable trying to have an impact on the game in the final third, but it could be argued that Lustig offers more in our own half and from set-pieces.
Fans aren’t sure how Lennon will process but took to Twitter this weekend to discuss the issue…
Thought Lustig did well today. Toljan is quick but defending isn't the best…and gets caught on the wrong side too often…picked up bookings for the same thing in his last 3 games
— robert arbuckle (@maleysbhoy) March 2, 2019
Bringing in lustig today Lennon gave us height physicality and solid all round performance lustig done well and cut out a number of hibs attacks with his positioning something toljan has lacked lately #buzzing #scottishcup #rebeltreble
— Gareth speal (@GarethSpeal) March 2, 2019
Toljan is good going forward & we saw that the other night. We have also conceded 2 only goals since he arrived. One a pen & the other that Motherwell cheat thing. Lustig can't rly get forward anymore & players in the SPFL target him defensively. Folk have forgotten Dec 29th….
— Bobo Balti ???? (@bobobalti) March 2, 2019
Toljan > Lustig
— chrisYcsc (@ChrisMacDuff88) March 2, 2019
Thought Lustig was bad. Watched Toljan. Thought Lustig not as bad as I thought. Watched Lustig for 45 mins and hes worse than I remember
— Jock Harley (@weejock67) March 2, 2019
Lustig has got nowhere near the positions Toljan gets into further up the park he has offered nothing today
— ViewsfromtheJungle7 (@ViewsfromtheJun) March 2, 2019
Get Lustig off before he cost us. Great servant but Toljan better than that. Sinclair could be hooked too.
— Bigirishmc (@Bigirishcelt) March 2, 2019
Struggling to believe that Lustig and Bitton are better options than Toljan and Henderson.
— Martin Mc1967 (@Martinmc1967) March 2, 2019
— Chasaa (@heischasaa) March 2, 2019