Celtic summer signing Christopher Jullien had his first taste of football in Glasgow on Saturday and fans were pleased with his display.
The Hoops were hosting French Cup winners Rennes in friendly action, with Neil Lennon’s side continuing their preparations for the season ahead.
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The fixture was sandwiched between the two-leg UEFA Champions League qualifying tie against FK Sarajevo, so it proved to be a good opportunity for Lennon to utilise some of his fringe players and give recent arrivals like Jullien and Luca Connell their first minutes in a Celtic shirt.
Jullien signed for a reported £7m from Ligue 1 side Toulouse in June, an expensive transfer by Scottish Premiership standards.
There’s a bit of pressure on the 6 foot 5 centre-back to perform with the Hoops needing someone who can fill in for Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic in defence, both of whom left at the end of last season.
Supporters think he looks the part already, taking to Twitter during and after the match to share their thoughts on his display in Saturday’s 0-0 draw…
Lots of promising young talent on show today at Parkhead https://t.co/YB5TQ7O00d the look of Ewan Henderson and Luca Connell.Lewis Morgan also looking sharp.Jullien looks to be a class act who has put through some decent passes. #hailhail
— Jim McLaughlin (@jimtim45) July 13, 2019
Not too much happening yet but big Jullien looks really composed and good on the ball. Luca defo got real potential ?? #celticfc
— Chris Taylor (@ChrisTaylor0183) July 13, 2019
Even tho was 0-0 some positives to take. Jullien is a player O’Connell has bags of Potential & Morgan looks like he’s up for the challenge & as for Henderson he’s class, roll on Wednesday ?
— Steo Kelly (@steokelly89) July 13, 2019
Good performance from big Jullien, looks assured.
— Kevin (@celtickev) July 13, 2019
Thought Jullien looked good, will get better as he gets sharper
Connell was tidy enough, kept the ball well most of the time, some longer passes were a bit off
Morgan looks ready to make an impact
Desperately need a RB and a no10 in that order
— CelticVines (@Celtic_Vines) July 13, 2019
You seemed to take it all in your stride, good luck for the season ?
— Stuart (@tiberline) July 13, 2019
You looked good today big fella ?
— Malley (@malleyd67) July 13, 2019
Looked good, welcome to Paradise.
— Stuarty (@Ayrhead11) July 14, 2019
Breezed it the day big man
— DaleBhoy (@dale_carlin) July 13, 2019
Looked like Virgil @VirgilvDijk
— Jay Mac (@jayjmac7) July 14, 2019