Celtic boss Neil Lennon loves what Christopher Jullien has been doing for the club, but believes he should step up and help the club in one aspect.
Christopher Jullien has been phenomenal since signing with Celtic back in the summer transfer window. The former Toulouse defender has already made his mark on the Celtic squad, and boss Neil Lennon is taking notice.
The full-back has been an incredibly reliable defender in the first part of the season. By helping solidify the back line with Kristoffer Ajer, it has left more options in the midfield for Lennon to be able to play with to gain advantage over opposing clubs.
Perhaps the biggest moment of Jullien’s young Celtic career was at home in the first match against Lazio during the Europa League Group Stage. In the 89′, the defender made a beautiful shot to complete the second half comeback, that would eventually become a part of Celtic’s sweep over Lazio.
Now, Neil Lennon has some thoughts on Jullien’s progress since moving to Scottish football, and some ideas on what areas he could improve upon. Speaking to the Daily Record, Lennon had this to say about his defender:
“I always liked Christopher’s physicality, aerial threat and defensive capabilities.
“And we’re now seeing that manifest itself in his performances.
“He should actually have scored a few more goals by now but he’s adapting to the British game well and has performed in Europe too.
“Christopher’s in a good place, and enjoying the intensity of being at Celtic.”
Clearly the Celtic boss Neil Lennon thinks quite highly of his new defender. It would not come as a surprise if Christopher Jullien is worked into the offensive game plan a little more, especially in lieu of Lennon’s comments.
Overall, Jullien has to be hailed as one of, if not the best signing during the past summer transfer window. His reliability as far as injuries, and production go have been nearly unrivaled.