Tottenham Hotspur’s Fraser Forster has been called up to the England squad to replace Nick Pope for the upcoming international break, as confirmed by The Athletic.
Pope was originally supposed to join the Three Lions camp alongside Jordan Pickford and Aaron Ramsdale, but a recent injury after the win against Nottingham Forest has ruled him out.
Forster has not played for England since 2016 but has been in fine form for his club since the injury to Hugo Lloris at the start of February.
The veteran goalkeeper has appeared 13 times between the sticks for Spurs this season and has been one of the standout performers in recent weeks, despite some poor results.
Forster saved an injury-time penalty against Nottingham Forest earlier this month, before making a number of crucial stops in the 3-3 draw with Southampton this weekend. Without him, the result could have been even worse.
Spurs Web Opinion:
It’s nice to see Forster getting recognition for his impressive form in a Spurs shirt. It’s also nice to know that Tottenham have a capable understudy to fill in when needed, even if Lloris decides to leave at the end of the season and a new keeper is signed.
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