Celtic center-back Christopher Julien has taken the blame upon himself for the goal the team conceded on Sunday’s win over Hamilton Academical.
The towering defender lost track of Hamilton forward Marios Ogkmpoe as the Greek nodded home with a powerful header to put his side 1-0 up.
The £7million man who joined Celtic last summer punched the ground repeatedly as he was angry at himself for letting the opposition get ahead.
Julien’s stability at the back was in doubt throughout the game, but the Frenchman man made amends by putting his side in the driving seat to give Neil Lennon’s side a 2-1 lead with 12 minutes remaining on the clock.
The Hoops took the mantle from there and were all blazing. Even though Julien saw it as a form of paying back a debt which he owed the team. They made sure that a win was secured to cement a seven points lead of rivals; Rangers on the SPFL table.
After the game, the defender revealed that; when he comes to the field of play, his first aim to avoid conceding and to get a clean sheet.
He said; I was angry at myself for letting the opposition forward score. Despite the winning margin, my goal was just a bonus”.
Kristoffer Ajer, who partners Julien at the heart of Celtic’s defense, was convincing as well as his mistake could have gifted Hamilton a lead earlier before went one-nil up, as Fraser Forster brilliantly denied Ogkmpoe. Nevertheless, the ex Toulouse man wasn’t impressed with himself even though he atoned for his mistake.
Celtic went on to win the game by four goals in the end as they opened a seven point gap lead at the top of the log with Rangers behind them. They will be looking to win a ninth successful title in a row.