Christopher Jullien has one aim for Celtic - nine points before the break

By John Reid

December 21, 2019

Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien has been one of the Hoops’ better players this season. His best run of form has come in the recent sequence of nine league wins in a row. In that period, Celtic have only conceded two goals.

Now, in the run-up to the winter break, Celtic have three games left in the Premiership, against Aberdeen, St Mirren and Rangers.

Jullien has confirmed that his goal is for the Hoops to pick up nine points from those fixtures. That would enable Celtic to take a healthy lead over Rangers into the winter break and put the side on course for nine in a row.

“It’s the goal to win every game from now until the end of the year” the player said, as quoted by the official Celtic website.

“Got to give everything”

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“We know that every game is tough. We’ve got to give everything we’ve got before now and the break. We have to do our work first, think about our own game, and we will see what happens there.”

The first of those games is against Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon. Jullien’s battle with Dons striker Sam Cosgrove will be key to the Hoops picking up the three points. In the first meeting between the pair this season Jullien came out on top as Celtic cruised to a 4-0 win.

No reason why Hoops cannot continue run

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A repeat of that performance will be a perfect early Christmas present for the Celtic support. On the face of it, there is no reason why the Hoops cannot win the three games that Jullien has identified. After all, Celtic are in a superb run of form.

However, that does not mean that the Hoops will be taking victory for granted. They will have to work hard to pick up the nine points they want. Should they do that, Celtic will be well-placed to make it nine in a row.