Celtic fans aren’t happy with Neil Lennon’s decision not to start Christopher Jullien in the club’s first competitive match of the season.
The Hoops have announced the starting eleven to play away at Sarajevo in the first round of UEFA Champions League qualifying.
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Jullien, one of their big summer signings, does not feature with Lennon appearing to opt for a pairing of Jozo Simunovic and Nir Bitton in the heart of the defensive line, while it’s possible Kristoffer Ajer could be joining them in a back three.
The former Toulouse man has only had a week’s training with his new teammates, so it makes sense that the Hoops boss might not want to risk his fitness in a match of such importance.
Celtic are looking to progress to the group stages of the competition and have a gruelling four rounds of qualifying to navigate in order to do so, so it’s likely Jullien will feature sooner rather than later this summer.
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Fans though were hoping to see their new man in action tonight, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Start Jullien or I go to the police??
— – (@CK67_) July 9, 2019
You start Boli but you don’t start Jullien?
— Reece (@ReeceHalleysHFB) July 9, 2019
Start jullien or we riot
— Connor Baillie (@ConnorBaillie8) July 9, 2019
Ajer at right back over Ralston. Bitton at centre halve over Jullien pic.twitter.com/OmZKCJ9b8F
— Daniel Gallagher (@_dgallagher99) July 9, 2019
Bitton over Jullien???? https://t.co/ZjhPG06J2g
— Michael Mcmillan ??????? (@MMcmillan45) July 9, 2019
Why’s Jullien no starting Celtic explain
— Kieran (@_Kieran67) July 9, 2019
Sorry but what formation is this and are you genuinely serious that we’re playing Ajer at right back and Bitton at centre back because you didn’t renew Lustig’s contract?
— Nathan Waddell (@Nathan_7) July 9, 2019
Bitton at CB ?
— ryan (@67ryan_) July 9, 2019
Bitton starts ?
— T (@EDJ147180) July 9, 2019