Christopher Jullien, one of the best on the Celtic squad, has just made an admission regarding the club’s biggest rival in Rangers.
Celtic is the best club in the league and very little will change that come this season. However, Rangers have made some acquisitions this offseason and most recently have added Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten ahead of what will likely be Alfredo Morelos’s departure from the club.
In a typical season the Hoops would never have to worry about their cross-town rivals, but this season is different. Rangers will put themselves in debt and will likely put themselves in dire financial straits in order to stop the Celtic 10-in-a-row. If you disagree, please refer to The Celtic Blog’s phenomenal post on why this thought process is correct.
However, the current Celtic squad is more than capable of taking on Rangers. That being said, if the Hoops don’t add a few quality players in the next few weeks then supporters will begin to call into question the Hoops boards’ dedication in winning the 10IAR and claiming immortality.
Rangers will throw themselves into bankruptcy in order to ensure the 10IAR will never happen. Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien is not oblivious to what is going on. Here is what he said to the Daily Record in regards to Rangers:
“They are our opponent. They are going to take some more players in to add something and make them champions. That’s normal. That’s what we expect.
“But that’s also why we’ve worked hard since we came back. We know our group is really good and really strong – but we also know that our opponents will be stronger. Us too.
“I think all the teams in the championship will have some more players with them. If they can stop our run, they will do everything.
“Rangers have bought some players and that’s good for them. But I’m really proud of what we are and what we’ve done since the beginning or pre-season.
“I just can’t wait for the marathon to begin.”
Jullien is not unaware of the challenge ahead as many Celtic fans seem to be. Rangers will be tough this season. They have quite literally put all their chips in. The Celtic board will need to counter with at least a few acquisitions, even if they are for depth. History is in the making, we cannot be blinded by arrogance.