Celtic boss Neil Lennon has hailed defender Christopher Jullien as ‘immense’ following his performance in their 1-1 draw with Copenhagen.
The Scottish Premiership side scored a crucial away goal in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg, as the Bhoys came back from Denmark with a positive result.
French central defender Jullien played a pivotal role in securing a draw for Celtic way from home, as he put in a solid performance at the back.
The 26-year-old gained the praise of his head coach following the full-time whistle, as he singled out the defender as a great leader.
“I thought he was immense in Copenhagen,” said Celtic boss Lennon when commenting on Jullien, as reported by the Daily Record.
“He had a great game and headed everything he possibly could. His attitude and his will to win was a real show of character away from home and I think he’s been superb.
“He’s got leadership qualities and has that presence as well.”
Jullien’s leadership will be put to the test this weekend if Celtic are without captain Scott Brown, who limped off during midweek and faces a fitness test this weekend.
The 26-year-old made the move to Celtic Park during the summer, as a £7million fee was paid to lure him away from Toulouse.
Since his arrival, Jullien has become a fan favourite among Hoops supporters, as he has managed to nail down a regular starting spot.
With 41 appearances in all competitions already this season, the Frenchman has been a commanding figure at the heart of the Celtic defence.
Jullien also has seven goals to his name during the current campaign, and has become a hugely important signing for Lennon.
His ability to lead by example at the back during difficult fixtures has been noticed by the club’s supporters and coaching staff, with the £7m price tag looking like a bargain.