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 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.
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:
Totally madness in here big chris is on it
— Paul the tim (@paulthetim) February 2, 2020
Just kidding big man it’s spelled whichever way you say it is
— Patryk SZN (@CellicFC) February 2, 2020
Bigman I’m still burst fae the weekend and no got a clue what you’re on about but I still love ye.
— Simply [⭐] Celtic (@TheHoopsFan) February 2, 2020
You can’t help be love the big weirdo
— Ian Higgins-Gray (@IanxGray) February 2, 2020
My head hurts after reading this but I love it 🥰great job the day big fella 👍🍀
— MrHuskyx (@MrHuskyx) February 2, 2020
I love that tweet, but isn’t this the 3rd millennium? Just edit the millennium bit out and mention Eddie’s double, and you’re golden big chap! Well done on the goal! It was huge!
— Kevin Coggill (@Kev_Cog) February 2, 2020
You’re a wee bit weird big man, not gonna lie but you’ll do for me 💚
— MB (@melbourne88) February 2, 2020
— David (@David87241656) February 2, 2020
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.
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.