Fraser Forster’s display in Rome tonight has captured the imagination of some Celtic fans.

Celtic made history tonight in Europe as they overcame Lazio 2-1 in Italy to record our first ever win there. It was a simply sensational evening, and one that will live long in the memory of Hoops supporters.

Fraser Forster was at it again tonight (Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But it wouldn’t have been possible had Forster not been in outstanding form. He conceded early on when Ciro Immobile fired the Serie A big-hitters 1-0 ahead. However, he then produced a couple of outstanding stops either side of the break to keep us in the game.


And reacting to his display, it’s fair to say these Hoops supporters were impressed:


Fraser flashes us back to that heroic night seven years ago

Seven years ago, Fraser inserted himself into the hearts of Celtic fans with a stunning individual performance against Barcelona. The likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta all failed to find a way past him.

Tonight, however, he produced something similar. Okay, fair enough, we didn’t get put under the same level of pressure that Barca did all those years ago. However, Lazio had some tremendous openings that forced Forster to smartly deny the likes of Felipe Caicedo, Berisha, and Luis Alberto respectively.

Had it not been for his authority in goal, Celtic could’ve been on the wrong end of that result tonight. It was simply heroic from the England international.

Forster just knows how to deliver on these occasions (Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s yet another shot in the arm for Neil Lennon’s recruitment job over the summer too. Getting Forster back now looks like a no-brainer. The fact he’s inserted himself into a match like this one and come through it so impressively is all credit to him.

You can bet performances like this will lead to a higher quantity of supporters wanting us to sign him permanently. But, just like the hard-working Mohamed Elyounoussi, let’s just enjoy Forster whilst he’s here.

Once again, he’s written himself a fine new chapter in his Celtic career. It likely won’t be the last.

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