Hoops centre-back Jullien was spotted angrily swapping insults with the Colombian in the final stages of his side’s impressive 2-0 victory at Ibrox, and now the Frenchman has spilled the beans on exactly what was said during the trash talk.
Speaking to the media a little earlier today to promote ticket sales for Celtic’s upcoming Europa League campaign, the 26-year-old said via the Sun: “It happens in every sport, you know, trash talk. Basketball, football, American football – it’s everywhere.
“It’s part of the game. If it’s a strength for him, I don’t know. I don’t know him so much.
“We talked about it before the game and I was told he was sometimes a bit like that.
“I told him to his face ‘I like that so keep going’. If we have a clean sheet then I did my job, so it’s all good.
“We judge big teams and champions when they stand up after a fall.
“After that game (against Cluj), we were devastated because it was a goal of the club and players (to reach the Champions League).
“It was just a mistake. We are human – but the reaction we’ve shown was really important.
“We know we have talent and good players but we fought after that and I’m really happy with the team’s behaviour after (Cluj).
“We didn’t have so much talk on what was being said outside of the field. We were just focused on the game and the victory was a good answer after all the effort we showed.
“We still have a lot of work to do and so far we’re only one month in. We are good but I’m sure we can be better.”
Jullien’s display at the weekend underlined why Neil Lennon and Celtic’s recruitment team were happy enough to fork out a whopping £7 million fee to prise him from Toulouse, and it could be the match that kick-starts his career in Scotland.
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