Chris Jullien didn’t mess about when he was presented with a shot at goal in the League Cup Final. He buried it.
Off the pitch he was just as deadly when asked to slip into the mindset of losers.
Jullien is at Celtic to win medals and trophies with yesterday’s success whetting his appetite for more.
Team-mates like Scott Brown, James Forrest and Callum McGregor have built up impressive medal collections with Jullien more interested in emulating his team-mates than delving in to the thoughts of runners-up.
The Glasgow (Evening) Times reports:
By contrast, Rangers cut an understandably disconsolate lot as they trooped off at the end – having conspired to lose a game which they largely dominated. Not that Jullien was losing too much sleep about that as he left this stadium yesterday.
“How will this affect Rangers?” said Jullien. “I don’t know. I don’t play for Rangers. If I did I wouldn’t have this medal around my neck!
“It’s their problem and none of my business. But this final will stay with us forever. We know there are a lot of games left and more trophies to play for, so we will see what happens.”
Jullien scored the golden goal on the hour mark as Celtic converted their only effort on target to deliver the League Cup.
After Celtic went down to 10 men the onus was on Jullien to hold the Celtic defence together with Nir Bitton introduced and Kris Ajer switching to right-back.
Jullien is expected to be rested for Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Cluj.