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Mikael Lustig knows Celtic must build on last weekend’s 6-0 thumping of St Johnstone when they return after the international break.

The Bhoys have endured a lacklustre start to the season by their own high standards, losing to the likes of Hearts and Kilmarnock, but they produced arguably their most impressive performance of the campaign as they emphatically beat the Saints in their own backyard.

That result moved Celtic back up to third in the Scottish Premiership standings, three points behind leaders Hearts and Lustig is hopeful Brendan Rodgers’ side can build on their most recent victory, although he admits the international break has not come at an ideal time.

‘If you lose a game, and then go away on international duty, it’s hard because you want to play straight away,’ the Swede told the Celtic View. ‘But at the same time, when we play really well like we did against St Johnstone, of course we want to keep that going.’

Lustig is certainly confident Celtic can maintain the winning feeling when they play host to Hibernian after the international break and he has underlined the importance of the match given the competitive nature of the Scottish Premiership this season.

‘Now we’ll go away, hopefully all the boys stay fit and we’ll come back and be ready for Hibs,’ the 31-year-old added. ‘Every game is a big game, it’s a really tight league at the moment, so it’s a big game and hopefully we can

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