Celtic defender Christopher Jullien has casually dismissed the attempts of striker Alfredo Morelos to wind him up during last weekend’s Glasgow derby.
The Twitter channel of Clyde 1 football phone-in show Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) posted remarks from Jullien in which he said that he enjoyed Morelos’ attempted provocation at Ibrox last Sunday.
"I told him to his face 'I like that so keep going'"
Christopher Jullien says he enjoyed Alfredo Morelos' 'trash talk' at Ibroxhttps://t.co/cNyEy4PNts
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) September 4, 2019
According to planetradio.co.uk, Morelos appeared to be looking for a reaction from the 26-year-old when he trod on his foot while waiting for a free kick to be taken, but Jullien shrugged it off as “trash talk” and “part of the game“. He was even quoted as telling Morelos “I like that so keep going“.
The striker repeatedly fell foul to indiscipline last season, being sent off no fewer than five occasions – one of which came after elbowing Scott Brown in a 2-1 derby defeat to Celtic in March, as reported by The Sun.
These Celtic fans on Twitter hailed Jullien and taunted Morelos following Sunday’s derby:
What a defender the man is.
On the Orc, i firmly believe he will never score against Celtic. His mind is ruined with it. Did you see his two shots ? Thats a player who has given up.
— Johnny Bolingoli (@JohnnyC23626195) September 4, 2019
Jonny Hayes has scored more derby goals in ten min than morelos has scored in over two year
— fuzzy (@fuzzywuzzy39) September 4, 2019
Big Jullien owned that no mark. Outfought and outclassed.
— 8 in a row. 2 to go-Bolingoli (@8inarow2togo) September 4, 2019
Hahaha yasss big jullien pic.twitter.com/wviGcrk7IE
— S’appenin Bolingoli CSC (@SappeninCeltic) September 4, 2019
As the stamp on Jullien’s foot was clearly deliberate has the compliance officer cited morales for violent conduct yet, and if not why not?
— Can you see them yet? (@JosephM53638568) September 5, 2019
Alfredo’s attempts at trying to get in your head wouldn’t exactly be on Hannibal Lecter levels pic.twitter.com/UlhEamM2KS
— Gaz Bolingoli (@gazzathomson) September 4, 2019
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