Celtic’s Fraser Forster produced one of the saves of his career in the Hoops’ 2-1 home win over Lazio in the Europa League.
His stop from a fizzing Danilo Cataldi strike in injury time preserved Celtic’s lead, and was the platform that the Hoops built on to reach the last 32 of the Europa League.
Intriguingly though, Forster has not dwelled on the save. He has already moved on, even though it has to go down as one of the best stops of his career.
“I’ve just moved on”
“Obviously people sent me it on Instagram. But since then I’ve just moved onto the next thing” he said, as reported by the Scotsman.
“I wasn’t aware of all the fuss. I don’t read a lot…no offence. I just try and stay in my bubble and do my own thing” he concluded.
Forster’s comment is an interesting look into the mind of a footballer. Even though the save was undeniably a memorable one, the Hoops goalkeeper has no time to dwell on it. It is on to preparing for the next fixture.
That is the sensible thing for a player to do though. They cannot focus on the past, and can only look ahead to what happens in the future.
Thankfully for Celtic, Forster’s wonder save has propelled him to turn in some more excellent performances for the club.
He followed up his excellent performance in the home leg against Lazio with one that was just as good in the away leg.
Has to keep playing well to stay in starting line-up
It perhaps should be remembered that Celtic do have other experienced goalkeepers on their books. The likes of Craig Gordon and Scott Bain are more than capable of taking Forster’s place in the team if he doesn’t keep up his excellent run of form.
That could be another reason why Forster has just moved on from that memorable moment. He wants to focus on now, rather than the past.