Talk about the perfect away day for Celtic.
Neil Lennon’s side destroyed Ross County at Dingwall, running out as emphatic 5-0 winners on the day. Playing a back three, both Kristoffer Ajer and new boy Shane Duffy delivered impressive performances, even getting themselves on the score-sheet.
But the man alongside them, Christopher Jullien, didn’t have the greatest of games.
The big Frenchman didn’t look entirely comfortable whilst on the ball, and his lack of pace saw him almost get caught out on occasion. Whilst the stats sheet points to him seemingly enjoying a decent game – he won five duels, made two tackles and had an 89% pass accuracy – Celtic fans weren’t too impressed on Twitter.
What’s Jullien playing at there? Clear the thing.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) September 12, 2020
bambi on ice
— Joe Morgan (@joemorgan4) September 12, 2020
Jullien being Jullien again and almost costing us a goal.
Waste of a Jersey. And we paid £7m for him?
Can’t call him a donkey. Have you ever tried to knock a donkey off its feet?
— One Star Means More (@theceltsarehere) September 12, 2020
I’m beginning to worry about him.
— Parcel (@Parcelage) September 12, 2020
He ain’t the players he thinks he is yet
— mark anderson (@marky01) September 12, 2020
One Celtic fan called on Jullien to be dropped from the starting line-up in order to regain his focus once more.
@ClydeSSB Jullien needs the Ajer treatment he needs benched for a game or 2 till he get his focus back, today he made mistakes that if we played a better quality team we could have dropped points on his mistakes alone
— GlasgowRebel (@dazbhoy1967) September 12, 2020
Another supporter meanwhile simply wanted him sold.
— brian spiers (@bigbthesoulman) September 12, 2020
When he first joined the club, it was so easy to make the Virgil van Dijk comparison with Jullien.
But whilst the former has gone on to become one of the world’s elite defenders and even earning himself a Ballon d’Or nomination last year, Jullien hasn’t exactly filled fans with confidence at Celtic Park.
The Hoops may have ran out 5-0 winners, but against better strikers and opposition, the defender will have to step his game up.