"Big mood" declares Celtic defender, as he quotes MLK

By Euan Davidson

April 29, 2021

Christopher Jullien loves a social media message, and the Celtic star was at it again today.

As he continues to rehabilitate a knee injury, Jullien has been working away at the Centré Medical Clairefontaine, France’s national centre for football injury recovery. All the while, the charismatic centre-back has kept Celtic supporters abreast of developments, even getting inspirational with it.

That continued today, as the former Toulouse man was cleared for running. In a short video for Twitter, Jullien made of use of a treadmill and quoted Martin Luther King Jr, all to a grime/drill beat.

The quote Jullien used was:

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Christopher Jullien: a winner / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Christopher Jullien recovery gathers pace, good news for Celtic

Aside from the hashtags, that you might also see adorn the walls of the worst people you went to school with, it’s a good message. It’s genuinely heartening to see Jullien running again, and it’s an interesting insight into the recovery process. You can clearly see the hard work needed after a daft incident that left Jullien writhing in agony. The Frenchman had to come off on a stretcher against Dundee United, having collided with the post.

It looked nasty then, and our worst fears were confirmed not long after [Daily Record]. While the collapse of the Celtic defence in subsequent matches isn’t solely due to missing the big Frenchman, it doesn’t help that he’s been missing. Nir Bitton, Shane Duffy and Stephen Welsh have played in his stead, with only Welsh earning pass marks.

With Kristoffer Ajer potentially heading for the exit, it’ll be a threadbare defence which greets our first Champions League qualifying opponents in 12 weeks’ time. Let’s hope that Jullien can get back to full fitness sooner, rather than later. At the very least, he’s got a good attitude about it all.

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