Christopher Jullien’s Twitter activity has certainly allowed Celtic fans to keep updated on his fitness and feelings this season so far.
The big Frenchman was part of the Celtic side who stumbled to a 1-1 draw at Easter Road against Hibs on Saturday too. He seemed to struggle minutes into the second half after a head collision. However, he continued to play on and missed a key chance with a header midway through the second 45.
In the end, it proved to be our first domestic slip-up of the season. Two dropped points and our lead at the top of the Premiership cut to one. It was a frustrating afternoon for everyone.
However, with such a huge week coming up before the international break, Celtic can’t afford to take their eye off the ball. And Jullien, once again using his Twitter account, has shown his leadership qualities by speaking encouragingly about the coming few days.
— Chris Jullien.. (@Chri6ViF) September 30, 2019
Neil Lennon and co can be delighted with the club’s start to the season
Jullien is one of a group of players who can be delighted with their start to the season. If you offered any Celtic fan this position at the start of the campaign, we would’ve snapped the hand off.
It’s important to remember that this Celtic team can’t affect what happens with Rangers’ results. Steven Gerrard’s side has won every game outside of their Celtic defeat. Jullien and his teammates, would, in the past, have racked up a larger gap between the sides with their form of 19 points out of 21.
The one point gap doesn’t look too pretty, but our form remains superb. Hibs put up a roadblock on Saturday that we unfortunately crashed into. But Jullien has clearly moved on, and he has a mentality that simply must be shared throughout the changing room.
Cluj, in a way, offers up the perfect match to bounce back from Easter Road aswell. Revenge will be firmly on the minds of the players, and not one of them will be thinking of the Hibs draw when they walk out onto the Parkhead turf on Thursday night.
There’s a frustration every year when the 100% record goes. However, seldom do we slip up in the immediate game afterward. Positive thinking such as what Jullien expresses here will go a long way towards a clean, positive performance this week.
Hopefully, we see a side eager to respond to the disappointment of Saturday when they return to Europa League action on Thursday.