UEFA show off magical Fraser Forster moment

By John McGinley

February 24, 2020

UEFA have shown off Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster’s amazing save against Copenhagen on Thursday, with a post to the official Europa League Twitter account.

The on-loan shot-stopper made the penalty save from Jens Stage during the first leg of our Round of 32 clash against the Danish side.

It has ensured that Neil Lennon’s side will return to Glasgow with the tie deadlocked at 1-1, rather than having to overcome a deficit, putting the Bhoys in pole position to head through to the last 16.

At the time of publishing, UEFA’s post is going down well with their followers, already attracting over 1,000 likes and generating hundreds of retweets.

Forster has made a number of crucial saves so far this season, with performances against Lazio and Rangers also notable and pivotal to our campaign so far.

Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy praised both Forster and goalkeeper coach Stevie Woods for his Copenhagen contribution, telling The Sunday Post over the weekend: “He has either got us a positive result or kept us in the game.

“To be fair to him and Stevie Woods (Celtic’s goalkeeping coach), they do their homework.

“In Denmark, the plan was if Jens Stage was going to take the penalty, we had an idea where it was going to go – and the big man made the save.”

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster saves a penalty vs Copenhagen / (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Forster has conceded just 23 goals in 35 appearances so far this season, helping keep 15 clean sheets in total (Transfermarkt).

Keeping him beyond his loan deal at the club should be seen as a massive priority for the money at the club this summer.

He’s just been too pivotal to our current success and the save highlighted by UEFA is just a small part of what he’s had to offer.

Will he manage to produce another golden moment against Copenhagen this Thursday?

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