Celtic defender Christopher Jullien was left ‘mad’ by the goal that Neil Lennon’s defence conceded against Hamilton during yesterday’s Scottish Premiership clash, The Scottish Sun report.

It was Marios Ogkmpoe who got the scoring underway in Celtic’s 4-1 win, beating Jullien to a corner in the first half and giving his side real hope of picking up a victory.

Goals from Odsonne Edouard, James Forrest and Jullien himself eventually ensured that did not become reality but the French defender was clear after the game that his ambition going into matches is keeping clean sheets and not finding himself on the scoresheet.

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As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “It’s not my first aim when I go out on the field though. My first goal is always to get a clean sheet.

“I was really mad about the goal we conceded because it was my player who scored. My goal was only a bonus.

 

“For sure my goal developed the situation. It was really welcome for the team and I’m very happy about the end result.”

Jullien after scoring against Lazio

Jullien after scoring against Lazio / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Tremendous goal threat

Jullien may have had a defensive lapse yesterday but the mark of a good player is how they respond to setbacks.

The Frenchman showed up in a massive moment in the game when we were struggling to break Accies down.

Latching onto Ryan Christie’s pass, he showed a striker’s instinct to bury the ball in the back of the net with an open foot.

It’s not the only big moment he’s turned up for this season, also scoring crucial goals against Lazio, Rangers and Aberdeen.

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His goal tally this term now sits at six and there’s every chance we have a central defender that reaches double figures by the end of May.

We may have pushed the boat out and spent £7m on him last summer (The Herald) but so far he’s proving to be worth every penny.

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