Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien paid tribute to his fellow defender Jozo Simunovic on Twitter after both players found the back of the net in the 5-0 win over Hearts.

The duo have only played together a few times this season, in Celtic’s recently developed three at the back system.

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Jullien seems impressed by his defensive partner though, and he praised him on social media following the Hoops’ comfortable win.

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C’mon Bhoys, Give me five, shout out my guy Jozo back with the header” Jullien said.

Simunovic has done very well for the Hoops since returning from a long-term knee injury after the winter break.

 

Has performed well since return from injury

He missed practically the entire first-half of the season, but when selected by Neil Lennon he has performed admirably.

Jozo Simunovic celebrates a Celtic goal

Jozo Simunovic celebrates a Celtic goal (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He now looks to be a guaranteed starter when Celtic play three at the back, alongside Jullien and Ajer. That is probably better than what many Celtic fans expected from the player this season, as he has dealt with injury issues throughout his time at the club.

However, those seem to have cleared up, and Simunovic is getting a run in the team.

Should be looking to score more goals

Jullien and Simunovic should be looking to add more goals before the end of the season. Celtic seem to be working on their corner kicks, and it paid off against Hearts with two goals.

There is no reason why the Hoops centre-backs can’t add around 10 goals between them. The Hoops will create the chances especially from set pieces, it is up to the players to take them.

 

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