Neil Lennon has said that Christopher Jullien has learned his lesson after Celtic’s last visit to the Tony Macaroni Arena. A 2-0 defeat has been Celtic’s only away defeat of the season after the ten men of Celtic struggled to get going in West Lothian.
The former Toulouse man, who signed for the Scottish Champions for £7m last summer, struggled to deal with Lyndon Dykes back in October but Neil Lennon has suggested that this was the making of the Frenchman.
Dykes scored Livi’s second last time but Lennon is sure that the big Frenchman will not allow any repeats to that performance when the teams face up tomorrow.
“Christopher bounced back really well from that game. It was something he wasn’t used to.
“He’s come from a different football culture, but he learned from it and he’s embraced it now.
“He’s been absolutely superb for us this season, both domestically and in Europe.”
Jullien’s towering performances in a back three and a back four have been incredibly impressive in defence but Jullien has also scored some important goals for the club, the League Cup final being an example of such.
“That was a big lesson for Jullien, but it’s one he learned quickly.
“There is a maturity about him and he has leadership qualities. He has integrated really well and the boys like him.
“In some of the big games he’s put in some heroic performances.
“Over in Copenhagen he was outstanding, against Lazio he had a great game and there have been superb performances domestically.
“His goal tally is right up there as well, with seven for the season already.”
Jullien looks to be a real leader and has stepped up in recent weeks for Celtic when we haven’t been playing as well as we could. He brings a composure to the backline as well as the experience that was lost when Boyata left.
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