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Forster adds to England caps

Forster adds to England caps
4 years ago

Fraser Forster added to his haul of England caps by featuring in both of the Three Lions' recent international friendlies.

The Sells endorsee played the second half of the impressive 3-2 victory against world champions Germany in Berlin, and followed up by playing the full 90 minutes against the Netherlands at Wembley.

It marks a stunning comeback for the 28-year-old, who only returned to Premier League action with Southampton in January, after a knee injury had ruled him out of action for nine months.

"It's been quite a big week for me," said Forster. "I look at where I was a year ago [and] it's obviously great to be back involved and to play is the icing on the cake.

"After nine months out, I really missed it and to come back and get to play, I was delighted.

"It has obviously been a tough year – there were lots of hard days but it is great to be back involved and since getting fit it couldn't have gone much better really.

"We are on a great run at Southampton – and to be back involved is fantastic.

"It is an honour to play for England; there have been some tough days but these trips and days with England make it all worthwhile. Injuries make you appreciate these days much more."

Forster, who went 708 minutes – nearly 12 hours – without conceding a goal for the Saints now returns to club football and he is hoping to maintain his standards and cement his place in England's Euro 2016 squad.

"It's just another incentive to keep working hard and try and play as well as I can for Southampton heading into the summer," he added. "It's a carrot for me now to work as hard as I can for the rest of the season and go from there."