Celtic star Christopher Julien knew little about how long he would have to wait before stealing grass blades at Parkhead again in the game when he collided with a post during a match against Dundee United in December 2020. Will
The 28-year-old, who signed with Toulouse in 2019 for 7 million, returned to training in recent weeks but was not considered ready for competitive action until last week.
So when he was cleared to return against Wright Rovers on Sunday after 14 months out of a terrible knee injury, he was understandably emotional.
Julien was replaced in the 74th minute by fellow defender Cameron Carter Vickers.
As the Frenchman entered the polling station, he received a rousing welcome from the rooftops in Celtic Park.
And when Celtic’s Twitter account shared footage of the moment on its timeline, Julian responded by posting a heartfelt message because it reflected how much it meant to him.
He said: “Wow that was one of the best feelings … thank you all for the moment and all the good vibes during all this time,” followed by a green love heart emoji and four leaf cum. Branch
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Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Julian will be part of his match-day squad for the Scottish Cup tie against the Rovers a few days before the game.
On the day of the fixture, Julian openly explained how difficult his magic was on the sidelines.
He said on Twitter: “The last time I entered paradise was 409 days;
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“It’s been a very difficult time in my life. I thought about all the people who helped me on this journey, especially my family and friends.
“Thank you for being part of such a club and feeling all the love from the best supporters. Let’s go now!”
Celtic, meanwhile, have a 6% chance of winning the Europa Conference League, according to the report New statistics.
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They have been given a 42% chance to reach the quarter finals of this competition.
Brendon Rogers’ Leicester City have been signaled to move on despite struggling in the Premier League, while Nottingham Forest have dashed their hopes of retaining the FA Cup.
The two Dutch sides are favorites for the tournament, with PSV leading the way, followed by Eredivisie’s rival Feyenoord.
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