Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster says experiences like Sunday’s Scottish League Cup triumph are the reason he returned to the club.
Forster enjoyed four years at Celtic between 2010 and 2014 before joining Premier League side Southampton.
He returned north of the border on loan in August, however, and put in an inspired display at Hampden Park as Celtic overcame bitter rivals Rangers 1-0 to register a 10th consecutive domestic trophy.
The 31-year-old produced a string of saves to frustrate Steven Gerrard’s side – the pick of which was a penalty stop from Alfredo Morelos just minutes after Christopher Jullien had put Celtic ahead.
Forster told BBC Scotland: “As long as you win, that’s all that matters. We really had to fight and grind it out.
“It was just one of them days; it went my way today. I’m buzzing. There’s been days when it’s not gone my way, today it has. I can’t say how much it means to me.
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“I didn’t really think about the penalty to be honest. I picked the way it went. I’ll take it. That’s why I came back, to play in games like this, to win silverware, to play European football.”
Celtic boss Neil Lennon hailed the contribution of his keeper and says he is in awe of his side’s mentality.
“Fraser Forster was outstanding,” he said. “He made some unbelievable saves, world-class saves.
“We didn’t get going in the first half, but second half we were better. The mentality of the team is amazing. They’ve won 10 [domestic trophies] in a row – I don’t know how they do it.
“This team just doesn’t know when it’s beaten. They still dig it out and dig it out. They’re amazing.
“We are talking 10 major trophies now in a row. We don’t want to give anything up. We weren’t great today but we still won – and that’s what cup football is all about.”
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