Celtic defender Gustaf Lagerbielke has conceded that he feels frustrated at not getting game time despite being in the best shape of his life, both mentally and physically.


The 23-year-old centre-back has made just one league appearance since October and has been part of the matchday squad in the Scottish Premiership just twice in that time period.


He was close to joining Lecce on deadline day in the winter window until the move was blocked due to an injury to a Celtic defence.




The Swede conceded that he has had no explanation from anyone as to why he has not been playing at all and says that he feels that he is in the best shape of his life.


Lagerbielke stressed that it is extremely frustrating that he is not getting the opportunity to show his quality and development on the pitch despite feeling physically and mentally at his peak.



Asked if he has been told why he is not playing, the defender told Swedish daily Aftonbladet: “No, I don’t really have that.


“Right now, I feel like I’m really in the shape of my life.


“I am significantly stronger and faster than ever and also mentally, for a long time, I have worked up a stable foundation that provides security.



“Then of course it’s frustrating that I don’t get to show it every week because I know I had delivered.


“But there is nothing else to do but rub it in and keep going.


“As I said, I am enjoying myself here.”


Lagerbielke was an unused substitute in Celtic’s 4-2 win over Livingston in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.