CELTIC boss Neil Lennon has detected a flaw in £7million man Christopher Jullien’s performances.

The Irishman reckons the towering French centre-back should be scoring MORE goals!

Jullien has claimed one since becoming the Hoops’ highest-priced defensive purchase when he arrived from Toulouse in the summer – the memorable headed last-gasp winner against Lazio in the Europa League Group E triumph at a rocking Parkhead last month.

The manager never had any doubts about the 6ft 7in defender would be a stand-out for his new-look side, but is still demanding more from the pivot.

HEAD MASTER…Christopher Jullien scores the winning goal against Lazio at Parkhead.

Lennon, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “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.

“At first, it’s a bit of a shock, but players grow into it and then it becomes an exciting environment to be in.

“That’s what he’s beginning to experience now.”

Jullien has admitted one of his most testing experiences since arriving at the eight-in-a-row champions came during the 2-0 flop at Livingston last month.

He will get the opportunity to do something about that when Gary Holt brings his Lothian battlers to Parkhead on Saturday.

A goal would help ease the pain of a poor performance that brought the team their only defeat against domestic opposition in this campaign.


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