Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien has outlined his delight at the club’s quadruple-treble achievement on Twitter.
Julien joined the Hoops in the summer of 2019 after the treble-treble was wrapped up. When he signed, the prospect of securing all three domestic trophies for a fourth time seemed a long way away.
However, fast forward 18 months later and the Frenchman has been at the heart of our big achievement. Celtic have become the first club in world football to secure a quadruple treble, and Jullien’s pride couldn’t be more visible.
Tweeting his sheer pride after our Hampden win over Hearts, Jullien also saved some words for those who have been here for multiple trebles.
A treble on my first year with the Hoops! Its already an incredible achievement as a player!
But thinking that some of my teammates are doing this for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time in a row, shows how Historic this is.
Legendary things don't come in a easy way… pic.twitter.com/nVQDcMkkV3
— Chris Jullien.. (@Chri6ViF) December 20, 2020
Celtic vs Hearts was never going to be straightforward
It looked at half-time yesterday as though it was going to be a rout. It seemed that the scoreline was going to be whatever we wanted it to be. 2-0 and cruising with no comeback from the Jambos in sight.
Well, that likely would’ve been the case had this been a Premiership game. Unfortunately it was the Scottish Cup final and things were never going to be straightforward.
Sure, we were our own worst enemy at times. Goodness knows what Conor Hazard was thinking for goal number three for Hearts. Goodness knows why Shane Duffy wasn’t close to Liam Boyce for their first. There were individual errors that pulled our rivals back into the game. But they were always going to go for it and try to cause us some problems.
Getting over the line is all that matters in the cup. Remember, we saw in Paisley last week how easy it is to lose a cup game. Rangers’ loss at St Mirren proved how dangerous one-off cup ties can be. Hearts threw everything at us and we still managed to take the win and the quadruple treble.
Continuing to churn that our for eight consecutive cup competitons is unbelievable. Throw that into constant dominance of the Scottish Premiership and there you have it – history before your very eyes.
Jullien is spot on to call this legendary. That it is. No matter how good your team is, they should never be expected to pull off a feat like this. The quadruple treble is absolutely insane stuff. Both Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon should take massive satisfaction from everything that’s happened over the last few years.
Hopefully, it can spring us on to 10-in-a-row and make this a memorable season after all.