Celtic’s Christopher Jullien was one of the team’s stand-out performers in the Hoops’ 1-1 Europa League draw with Copenhagen on Thursday, but he has elected to pay tribute to Fraser Forster’s performance in the game, in a Twitter post on Friday.
Jullien was rock solid in defence for the Hoops. He helped to stem the tide of almost every Copenhagen attack in a frantic second-half.
However, there is one big reason why he was keen to give credit to Forster: the goalkeeper’s save from the penalty box which preserved Celtic’s 1-1 draw.
“Great Celtic wall”
“Solid away draw! Rendez-vous in Paradise Bhoys! Fraser Great Celtic Wall” Jullien Tweeted.
— Chris Jullien.. (@Chri6ViF) February 21, 2020
Forster’s save could yet have a huge impact on the outcome of the tie. If Copenhagen had scored, that would have put real pressure on the Hoops going into the second leg of the game.
Hoops advantage partly down to duo’s performance
As it stands though, Celtic hold the advantage. That is in part down to the performances of Jullien and Forster.
The duo could well be busy in the second leg. Copenhagen did pile a lot of pressure in the second-half of the game, and you can bet they will create at least one chance in the game.
It might well be down to Jullien and Forster to once more perform the defensive heroics to ensure that Celtic record the first win in a European knockout stage since 2004.
Thankfully, they have already proved this season that they are up to that particular task.
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