Bhoys heap praise on Forster

Mohamed Elyounoussi has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at Southampton by suggesting Fraser Forster is still the club’s best goalkeeper.

Christopher Jullien and Jeremie Frimpong were among the players to heap praise on goalkeeper Fraser Forster following Celtic's Betfred Cup victory over Rangers.

Celtic sealed an unprecedented 10th domestic trophy in a row on Sunday after they claimed a 1-0 victory over their Old Firm rivals at Hampden Park, with defender Jullien scoring the only goal of the game on the hour mark.

However, it was far from a vintage display from the Bhoys and they had their goalkeeper to thank for sealing the victory, with Jullien being among the first to credit Forster for the win.

“There are no words! There are no words to describe that. He’s been unbelievable since he’s come here,” Jullien enthused. “At the end of every game I tell him he’s the best goalkeeper I’ve played with. I’m so happy to have him behind me. He just makes so many saves.”

Forster’s most notable save was to deny Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos from the penalty spot after the Colombian had been bundled over by Jeremie Frimpong in the area just three minutes after Celtic had taken the lead.

Frimpong was sent-off for the foul and he knows he is indebted to Forster, who is enjoying his second spell at Celtic after re-joining on a season-long loan from Southampton during the summer.

“You just can’t beat him. He’s unstoppable. I love him because he saved me,” Frimpong said.

The man of the hour was humbler in his own assessment of his performance, preferring to praise the team’s effort in keeping Rangers at bay.

“I’m very privileged to be playing for this club and given the opportunity to play in games like that,” the 31-year-old confirmed.

“When I saved the penalty there was still a lot of time to play with 10 men. I thought we defended really well after that.”