He has enjoyed some distinguished moments in his first few months in Glasgow, with two especially memorable goals.
However, it seems that not every Celtic fan has been totally enamoured with the 26-year-old defender. Twitter user celticbynum8ers (@Alan_Morrison67) felt that the Frenchman has frequently been guilty of defensive mistakes against teams lower down the Premiership table.
Teams Jullien makes defensive errors against:
Cluj when it doesn't matter
He's on it when it matters but you can see why in a top 5 league where he is tested every week perhaps he might not be so stellar.
— celticbynum8ers (@Alan_Morrison67) December 16, 2019
By his own admission, Jullien had a day to forget in the Hoops’ defeat at Livingston in October, taking to Twitter [via @Chri6ViF] to apologise for being “too nervous” that afternoon, while former Celtic defender Jackie McNamara said that the French centre-back had “a slow start” to life in Glasgow (as per Football Insider).
These Celtic fans on Twitter disagreed with the sentiments aired by @Alan_Morrison67 in his tweet about Jullien:
Naw, you said he never made mistakes in the big games, so surely the more big games the less mistakes, you should just stick to making the stats mate.
— Celtic Celtic… (@larssonsdink) December 17, 2019
— scott mcdowall (@scottmcdowall1) December 17, 2019
no havin this jullien slander on my timeline
— Aidan Firth (@aif123_2) December 16, 2019
VVD is at his absolute best against the absolute best, he’s a little slacker against those who do not rest him so much. Jullien seems to be a student of the game and will learn from his mistakes, he learned from his game vs Dykes and next time around handled it better.
— FootballPurist (@AllDoTheHuddle) December 16, 2019
It is a team game, could be a case of a few others not on it, rather hard singling players out 🤷♂️
— Tonto67 (@tic1967lisbon) December 17, 2019
Players make mistakes. Even VVD made them.
— R4tser (@R4tser) December 16, 2019
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