Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi has described goalkeeper Fraser Forster as “kind of a clown”.
Forster found himself back in Glasgow this summer after injuries halted his progress with Southampton. Both Fraser and Mo are at the club until the end of the season on temporary contracts. However, whether we can extend either of their deals remain doubtful.
What it does mean, however, is that both are already extremely acquainted with each other. The pair spent the last 12 months at Southampton in Elyounoussi’s debut season in England.
And, as he spoke about Forster in the Scottish Sun, Mo described Fraz as a “class clown”.
“Fraser is a really good guy. At Southampton I talked to him a lot and in the end we were in the same situation. He was always quite positive down there.
“I’d say he was kind of a clown, he talked a lot and made a few jokes. He’s still the same guy here. Fraser is a quality keeper. I think he was the best goalkeeper down at Southampton. He’s amazing when he’s at his best.
“Everyone feels strange if they don’t play and everyone thinks they are good enough to play. But in the end it’s up to the manager and there’s nothing you can do.”
Both men showing the attitude Neil Lennon will want
It’s a bit bizarre hearing one of Forster’s teammates calling him a “clown” in any sense. Forster always comes across as one of the more quiet personalities in the dressing room. Perhaps that not the case!
Regardless, Neil Lennon has been getting exactly what he’ll want from both men on the pitch. Forster managed to rack up his sixth clean sheet since returning on Saturday. Lenny certainly won’t be concerned by what the Englishman is producing.
Elyounoussi, meanwhile, has netted on his last two visits to Parkhead. He bagged a brace against Ross County, and is starting to become a seriously influential player at Parkhead.
Having positive relationships throughout the dressing room is also key. Elyounoussi and Forster seem to already have a friendship, and it all helps for squad harmony.
And it seems to be one aspect of Lenny’s Celtic that’s been bolstered this season. Morale at Parkhead seems to be through the roof, even when we were a couple of points behind Rangers over the last week.
It should all equal to a successful season. But for now, we’re still struggling to believe that Forster is a big joker!