Forster wants World Cup spot

Fraser Forster wants to give Roy Hodgson "a decision to make" for next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Last Updated: 22/11/13 at 17:53 Post Comment

Fraser Forster: Wants to be England No 1 in Brazil

Fraser Forster: Wants to be England No 1 in Brazil

Fraser Forster wants to give Roy Hodgson "a decision to make" with regards the England number one position for next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

The Celtic goalkeeper made his Three Lions' debut in the 2-0 friendly defeat by Chile at Wembley last Friday night before number one Joe Hart, out of favour at Manchester City, returned between the sticks for the 1-0 defeat by Germany on Tuesday night.

Asked if he believed he could go to Brazil as England's number one, Forster, looking ahead to the Hoops' Scottish Premiership game against Aberdeen at Parkhead on Saturday, replied: "You just have to see really.

"All you can do is wait and see, play the best you can for Celtic and if you are doing that, then it gives people a decision to make.

"Nothing has been said (by Hodgson), as we obviously played on the Friday night and all the attention was turned towards playing Germany.

"It's just a case of doing what you can for your club and people can judge you on those appearances.

"You can't expect to get anything. You have to work hard and put the hours in training and at the gym and, fundamentally, put in the performances for Celtic and see what happens."

Forster was not surprised to see Hart return to the side for the visit of the Germans but remains boosted by winning his first cap.

"Joe did well and made some good saves and looked sharp so that was good for him," he said.

"He is a top goalkeeper so I don't think anyone expected otherwise.

"But it was nice to play and get that first cap. I have worked hard and finally got it.

"Obviously, I am used to being in and around that squad but it was really good and a great experience.

"I have always said that I would love to go to a World Cup in Brazil.

"It's special, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so it's just a case of me trying to do everything I can, putting in the performances for Celtic and seeing what happens later on in the season."

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes Hart remains in pole position but urged Forster to be ready to take over.

He said: "It is not my decision, that is down to Roy.

"But he is right. Joe has been his number one for a concerted period of time.

"Joe has played all the games to get them to Brazil so I think he is right to stand by Joe, unless there is a huge change in form and fitness.

"Joe is a quality goalkeeper, all I want is for Fraser to keep pushing him and if the opportunity arises, to take it."


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Captain Mikel Arteta signs 12-month contract extension at Arsenal

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has signed a one-year extension to his Arsenal contract, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayoyor interesting PSG and QPR

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, Sky sources understand.

Transfer news: Dundee United defender Keith Watson has joined Hibernian

Dundee United defender Keith Watson has joined Hibernian on loan until the end of the season.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company