Fraser Forster raves about Celtic teammate Christopher Jullien
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has praised immense teammate Christopher Jullien after his performance in the Old Firm derby victory last weekend.
The Bhoys have gone into the international break off the back of a 2-0 win against Rangers at Ibrox and they kept their 100 per cent record in the league after only four games.
Neil Lennon’s team showed why they are the reigning champions in Scotland and will be looking for further domestic dominance this year, as well as progression out of their Europa League group.
Forster, who rejoined Celtic on loan this summer, had a fairly comfortable return in goal against Rangers as his defence did a brilliant job.
Jullien has received a special mention from his teammate about his display last weekend.
The centre-back joined from Toulouse in the summer for £7million (BBC) and is commanding performance against Rangers showed why money was splashed on him.
He was a rock in the heart of defence with blocks and interceptions, as the 27-year-old enjoyed is finest hour so far in his short time at Parkhead.
“Christopher Jullien was fantastic in front of me [against Rangers]. He’s a big guy. I think he headed everything and looked really good. I thought he was brilliant,” Forster said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
Jullien delivered a near-faultless performance at Ibrox and there were no signs of nerves on his first taste of the Old Firm.
It’s the type of fixture that can swallow up players in their first experience of it, but Celtic saw their French defender pass test with flying colours.
Jullien wasn’t rushed into the team during the early weeks of the season by Lennon and that patience has paid off, as he’s become an ever-present in recent matches and is slowly becoming a fan favourite.
He’s won seven and drawn one so far in competitive games for Celtic, with his influence at the back clear to see.