“Postecoglou Praises ‘Elite’ English Player in Tottenham Training”

Joe Lee

Over the summer, Tottenham made the decision to part ways with Hugo Lloris and took a different approach by acquiring goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli.

After more than ten years of service, Lloris is still at Tottenham but is essentially frozen out. He hasn’t moved on.

Vicario has shown promise this season, and Ange Postecoglou will be happy to have Fraser Forster as a reliable backup goalkeeper behind the Italian.

Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, lauded Fraser Forster.

In 2022, Forster moved from Southampton to Tottenham, providing Lloris with a domestic backup option.

The 35-year-old played in 20 games the previous campaign and did not let his reputation suffer when he was needed.

Despite Forster’s two-year contract, Tottenham has taken steps to extend his stay with the team.

Tottenham announced on Wednesday that Forster has extended his contract by one year, to 2025.

Now that Forster has returned to Spurs, manager Postecoglou has spoken out, telling Football London that he is “delighted” to have him stay with the team.

The Australian stated that Forster is “absolutely” a Premier League goalkeeper and that he trains at Hotspur Way at a truly “elite level.”

Forster is nothing but a pleasure to be around, but Postecoglou pointed out that players who don’t play much may have a significant impact on the atmosphere in the camp.

Postecoglou went on to say that Forster is a “model for everyone” at Tottenham and that he is welcome to remain even longer.

“I’m delighted we have signed Fraser on for another year. His training is elite level and he is a Premier League-standard keeper absolutely,” said Postecoglou. “Often in most squads it is the guys who aren’t playing regularly who affect the mood but to have a guy like him is a hell of an example to everyone else. I’m delighted to have him on board for at least another year and hopefully beyond that,” he added.

Forster may get a chance in the Tottenham side in January as they face an FA Cup clash against Burnley.

The former England international seems to be happy with his current role; backing up Vicario whilst offering invaluable Premier League experience to the Italian in his first season in English football.

Forster will be ready to go if called upon and it’s absolutely clear that Postecoglou is a huge fan of the former Celtic stopper.

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