Celtic legend Henrik Larsson has revealed which current player he has been most impressed by during an episode of The Lockdown Tactics podcast alongside Kris Boyd and Robert Snodgrass.
The former Sweden international joined the Glasgow-based club in 1997 from Feyenoord (as per Transfermarkt.co.uk) and during his time at Parkhead, he won four league titles in seven seasons. The 48-year-old scored an impressive 242 goals in 315 games for the Hoops but eventually left for the Spanish giants Barcelona in 2004.
During the recent interview, Larsson revealed Christopher Jullien to be the player who has impressed him. He said: “I like the centre-half, the big man – Jullien, I mean, the presence he has in the team. You need to lead it from the back – I think that the way they are set up in defence is very good.”
Jullien arrived in Glasgow last summer from the Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse in a deal reportedly worth £7.2m (via Transfermarkt.co.uk). Celtic were crowned Scottish champions for the ninth consecutive time back in May after the season ended early due to the recent global pandemic, however, up until that point, the 27-year-old had played a key role for Neil Lennon’s side – starting 93% of the club’s Premiership fixtures.
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As well as contributing from a defensive standpoint, the French defender has scored seven goals and provided two assists this season (via Transfermarkt.co.uk) – highlighting his ability to impact games in the opposition’s penalty area also.
Jullien, who is valued at £4.68 million (as per Transfermarkt), has clearly made an impression on this Celtic legend and we can assume that receiving the Swede’s endorsement may do the player’s confidence the world of good. Neil Lennon’s side recently returned to training and the defender expressed his joy at being back ‘on the grass’ via his Twitter account earlier this week.