Celtic defender Christopher Jullien sends social media message

By David Walton

October 13, 2019

Christopher Jullien’s Twitter this weekend shows just how much he’s itching to put Livingston behind him.

The big Frenchman in particular perhaps had his worst game in a Celtic jersey last Sunday. He was outmuscled by Livi’s Lyndon Dykes, and it was a real eye-opener for him regarding the quality in Scotland.

Christopher Jullien has generally impressed, but he struggled last week (Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

That loss was Celtic’s first of the season. Even as the internationals come to an end in the coming days, the Livi defeat remains a haunting experience for Hoops fans.

Jullien will undoubtedly be one who’s struggled to shake off the loss. Not having any internationals to contend with won’t have helped him move on so quickly. But his most recent Tweet suggests he can’t wait to get back out there.

A run of eight winnable games is now there for Celtic

Neil Lennon’s side will surely all share the same enthusiasm as Jullien when it comes to putting things right. They simply have to.

And when you look at Celtic’s schedule, it’s difficult to argue that they have eight seriously winnable games coming up in the league. Not counting cup or European games, Celtic face Ross County, St Mirren, Motherwell, Livingston, and Hamilton at home. They’re away to Aberdeen, Ross County, and St Johnstone respectively.

Neil Lennon should see real opportunity when he looks at our fixture list (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

All eight of those games should be bread and butter for the Hoops. The only potential tricky one on paper looks like being Aberdeen away. However, they’re struggling to look like the force they have been in recent seasons.

After those eight fixtures, there’s a tougher looking run against Aberdeen, Hearts, and Hibernian respectively. But there’s no reason that we can’t get off to a great start post-internationals.

Jullien continues to show leadership qualities at Parkhead (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

We have to look at it as if we win all of those games then we’ll be back at the top of the table. Rangers are showing some decent consistency, but they still look shaky away from home. Celtic will fancy taking advantage of that as the season rolls on.

But in order for that to be achieved, everyone must share in Jullien’s desire to get back on the pitch.