Christopher Jullien’s winner against Hamilton was a huge moment in our season, and supporters have been showering him with praise after his recent social media post.

The Frenchman slammed home a superb volley from a Ryan Christie cross to put us 2-1 up at 10-man Accies. That was despite the fact that we had been struggling for long spells to break down Brian Rice’s side.

Jullien after scoring against Lazio

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

Jullien himself was at fault for the Hamilton goal as it was his man, Marios Ogkmpoe, who ran in front of him and headed into the net. But he more than made up for it with a stunning finish.

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He then took to Twitter to suggest that both he and Odsonne Edouard scoring was fate, and supporters seemed to love the crazy nature of his post:

 

A performance that had its ups and downs

The Tweet is brilliant, but if we’re being honest, big Jullien’s overall performance yesterday was anything but. He may have scored a crucial goal yesterday, but he should’ve been more solid.

He struggled massively with Ogkmpoe, and not for the first time either. Jullien didn’t have a good game on our last trip to Hamilton back in September. It is a slight concern how easily the Accies man was able to win key flick-ons for his side.

In addition to that, the big Frenchman’s passing out from the back was worrying yet again. Too often it’s not particularly accurate and rarely seems to go straight to where a team-mate wants it. It’s something he has to work on given how we play.

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien (Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

However, what you can’t deny is this man’s ability to produce big moments for the club. His last-minute goal against Lazio, his winner against Rangers, his header at Rugby Park, and now his crucial volley at Hamilton. All of those have had huge influences on our season.

When Celtic splashed out £7million for his services to sign him from Toulouse (Scottish Sun), nobody could’ve expected him to come up with all of these big goalscoring moments. He’s already scored six goals for the club, and looks well on course to bag 10 before the season is up (Transfermarkt).

Hopefully he manages to start looking more dominant against some of the more powerful strikers in the league. Jullien is a fine player, but he certainly has his areas to improve upon.

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