Fraser: “I can’t wait to be part of this group”
Mon 13 June 2022, 16:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Fraser Forster is counting down the days to the start of pre-season.
We announced the signing of the experienced goalkeeper last week following the expiration of his contract at Southampton, and he’ll join us on 1 July.
A multi-title winner at Celtic, where he saved some of his best displays for the UEFA Champions League, Fraser - pictured training with England at Hotspur Way in March - arrives with us back at European football’s top table having finished fourth in the Premier League last term.
“I’m sure it will be fairly straight forward for me from the moment I get in the door,” Fraser told us last week. “Everyone speaks so highly about the group and how good a group it is, so I can’t wait to be part of that, getting the opportunity to work with a world-class manager, learning how and what he demands from his players... if you’ve got a full pre-season, you’ve got a lot of time to do that and then you’re able to hit the ground running.”
Fraser, 34, is looking forward to working alongside our number one and Club captain, Hugo Lloris, who celebrates 10 years at Spurs in August, having signed from Lyon in August, 2012. Hugo has just completed his best season in terms of clean sheets - 16 - and has been ever-present in the Premier League since March, 2020, a run of 86 consecutive starts.
“Hugo is a fantastic goalkeeper who has achieved so much in the game,” added Fraser, capped six times by England. “It’s up to me to come in, to work hard and bring my qualities to the group. I’ve plenty of experience, played a lot of European football when I was up at Celtic and, being one of the older ones, I can bring that experience with me, work hard, look to improve, and help the team and the squad.”