Christopher Jullien will face Livingston this weekend, just a month after he apologised to the Celtic support for “being too nervous” the last time he faced the West Lothian outfit.
Celtic host Gary Holt’s men on Saturday afternoon as they aim to continue a seven game winning run – a sequence that began after our defeat at Almondvale in October.
We were well beaten that day – with Jullien feeling it was necessary to put his cards on the table barely a week later.
Back 2 @spfl . Have to make right some things. Sorry Celtic fans for being too nervous last time, won't happen again. And to be fair I have to thank Livingstone's forwards for that wake up call…. Either I win or I learn 👊🏽🍀💚 #hoopsupsideyourhead #stayfocused #neverstaydown pic.twitter.com/WRwY2RYDBz
— Chris Jullien.. (@Chri6ViF) October 16, 2019
The tweet earned over 6,000 likes, making it a pretty big talking point in the world of Scottish football for a good few days.
Despite failing to spell ‘Livingston’ correctly, the defender thanked his opponents for giving him a wake up call. And it’s a call that has proven to be very good for the French defender in subsequent games.
Jullien has started all seven games of our winning run – and helped the side to four clean sheets. Only Lazio and Hibernian have been able to breach our stable backline, with Jullien seemingly improving with every match.
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However, the nature of his tweet means that the nerves may be a little greater for Jullien than they normally would be against bottom six opposition.
It will be the first time that the 26-year-old has re-acquainted himself with Livi forward Lyndon Dykes. The Australian gave Jullien a torrid time in last month’s meeting and will be full of confidence that he can do so again.
The striker has pace and power but can also hold the ball in. And as he showed at Almondvale, he has the ability to finish too.
Jullien won’t go into this Saturday’s game in the same frame of mind as last time. That much is sure. If he approaches the match and his opponents in the right manner, he should be able to avenge some recent nightmares.