Neil Lennon pays tribute to Fraser Forster's performances for Celtic

By John Reid

November 9, 2019

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has paid tribute to goalkeeper Fraser Forster, following the goalkeeper’s excellent performance in the 2-1 win over Lazio.

He feels that Forster’s team-mate take heart from the goalkeeper’s performances, which have been superb since he returned to Celtic from Southampton on loan.

“Makes crucial saves at crucial times”

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“I think we’ve got a goalkeeper at the minute who makes crucial saves at crucial times in the game, that give the whole team, not just the defence, a huge shot in the arm at times” he said, as quoted on Celtic’s YouTube channel.

Forster has really shown how dependable he can be in the two recent victories over Lazio. He pulled off a series of great saves which helped the Hoops to two memorable victories.

Forster was the bedrock of Celtic’s success in the Champions League under Neil Lennon’s first spell as manager. The same seems to be happening in Lennon’s second spell, as once more Forster has been key to Celtic success in Europe.

Celtic’s players will know that as long as they score a goal they will have a chance of winning the game, so good have Forster’s performances have been this season.

Fans will be desperate for player to sign permanently

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Celtic’s fans will be desperate for the club to sign Forster on a permanent basis. That might be easier said than done. Southampton will be watching Forster’s excellent form very closely. They could give decide to give Forster another chance, so good has his form been for Celtic.

However, the difference that Forster has made to the Celtic team is stark. He seems to exude confidence which spreads to the rest of his team-mates. He will be a key man for the Hoops when they play their last 32 game of the Europa League next year. If he can continue the form that he showed in the double header against Lazio, Forster could help Celtic go far in the competition.