Celtic fans praise Christopher Jullien for Europa League performance
Celtic recorded a draw away to Rennes on Wednesday evening – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were blown away by the performance of defender Christopher Jullien.
Neil Lennon’s team kicked off their Europa League group stage campaign with a decent 1-1 draw against French opposition Rennes.
The Bhoys went behind through M’Baye Niang’s first-half penalty, after defender Kristoffer Ajer conceded a spot-kick.
But the Scottish champions responded with their own penalty, as Ryan Christie stayed calm from 12 yards to earn his side a well deserved point.
There was late drama as substitute Vakoun Bayo was sent off for a second booking in a full-blooded match.
A selection of Celtic supporters on social media picked out Jullien for his dominant display at the back in France.
The no-nonsense centre-back was a beast in the air and stood firm defensively against a Rennes team that have impressed in Ligue 1 so far this campaign.
Jullien only moved to Parkhead in the summer for £7million (BBC) and as it stands he’s looking a total bargain for them.
The 26-year-old is becoming a consistent figure in the backline and it looks like he will be a key player in the club’s European campaign.
Here are some Celtic fans commenting on Jullien:
Big jullien is the best centre half in Europe
— Scott Giggal (@scottgiggal_88) September 19, 2019
Jullien. Bhoy is a class act. If only he played vs Cluj
— Michael Mcmanus (@mickthetim) September 19, 2019
Wouldve took a point before the game. Big jullien starting to look the part these days big man was rock solid again ??
— Chris Rainey (@chrisrainey88) September 19, 2019
Btw, say it quietly but big Jullien could be the commanding centre half we’ve missed since Van Dijk. What a performance tonight, he was solid!?? starting to look every bit of a £7M signing??
— CelticBhoy1888 (@Bhoy1888Celtic1) September 19, 2019
Big Jullien tho, what a performance! Bossed it
— Steven Dixon (@stevedixon1984) September 19, 2019
Big Jullien outstanding. Easily MOM!!!
— CELTICBOB (@CELTICBOB1967) September 19, 2019
Big Jullien sailed it ???
— a_j_h_90 (@higgy_1990) September 19, 2019