Kris Commons has reveled in Celtic dropping two points at Rugby Park and was quick to pile into Center-Half pairing Jullien and Ajer saying they wouldn’t make it into the top 10 pairings of the last 20 years at Celtic.
Since leaving Celtic the former fans favourite has done nothing but complain about everything Celtic do, more than likely due to the fact he was frozen out in the last year of his career by an unimpressed Brendan Rodgers.
Writing in the Daily Mail, the poor mans Charlie Nicholas said:
“If you were compiling a list of the best centre-backs to have played for Celtic over the past 20 years, the names of Jullien and Ajer wouldn’t even make it into the top 10.
“When you consider just how much is at stake this season, that’s a huge problem which I’ve got no doubt Lennon will be looking to address.
“Virgil van Dijk will always be viewed as the gold standard. He cruised through the SPFL Premiership for a couple of years and has since gone on to become the best centre-half in world football.
“I played in a Celtic team with Van Dijk and Jason Denayer, the Belgian who has just helped Lyon knock out Juventus to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Commons has a point, Van Dijk and Denayer are a different class, as were players like Balde and Mjallby but our current pairing are far from failures, they secured every trophy they have played for so far which could yet become a treble should we win the postponed Scottish Cup.
Jullien was rusty yesterday but in an interrupted season with no fans, playing on a plastic pitch it is understandable he wasn’t at the height of his powers.
Celtic certainly need to add depth at Centre-Half with Jozo having left, but the current pairing do not need replaced, they just need conditioning, something they will need to find rapidly, we can’t afford to give them a head start in this of all years.