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FLAG-HAPPY JULLIEN

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CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN has hailed Celtic’s ninth successive title as the tops.

The skyscraper central defender, who cost £7million when he arrived from Toulouse in the summer, is delighted to have picked up his first-ever league medal at the age of 27.

Jullien, who has become a cult hero with the Hoops support, told the Daily Record: “I think it’s the best moment of my career.

“I believe a lot of people were open to the idea of continuing the league, but we have to think about everyone’s health.

“But no-one can say we did not deserve the title.

“I spoke with a team-mate about not being able to celebrate with the fans, but that is only a part of this award. A title is a title.

“It’s always something I am going to be very proud of.”

Neil Lennon’s side were, of course, heading for another flag success – the 51st in the club’s history – with a 13-point advantage with eight games to go when football went into lockdown in mid-March due to the coronavirus. The inevitable award of the crown was duly made by the SPFL bosses earlier this week.

THE CUP THAT CHEERS…matchwinner Christopher Jullien enjoys his Hampden celebrations in December.

Jullien had made certain of the first silverware of the campaign on December 8 when he netted the only goal of the game against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit in the Betfred League Cup Final.

He added: “Scoring that goal led to a lot of emotions for me. That was my first trophy in my career.

“For me, it was exceptional because it was a very complicated match for us and to win it with 10 men was brilliant.”

Jeremie Frimpong was red-carded only four minutes after the Frenchman’s strike on the hour mark as the referee awarded a penalty-kick to the Govan club.

However, Hampden hero Fraser Forster saved Alfredo Morelos’ effort from the spot and the Hoops’ TENTHconsecutive domestic honour was heading for the east end of Glasgow.

The team were on course for a sensational quadruple treble with a Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen to look forward to on Easter Sunday before football went into cold storage. The SFA have promised to restart the competition as soon as possible.

 
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