Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has said that he feels that returning back to represent England over the past week has really topped off what has been a superb return to football, after being out injured for more than ten months.
Forster played the full match for England last night as they lost to Holland in an international friendly at Wembley, a match which the English were very unlucky to lose as both decisions in the build-up to both Dutch goals were questionable.
Forster returned to action back in January and has been in great form for the Saints, helping his side surge up to 7th place in the table - having kept six clean sheets in the matches since the stopper has returned.
Forster has a great summer to look forward to with England as he is now firmly the second choice 'keeper for the summer championships,following the serious injury to Stoke City goalie Jack Butland.
After being out for nearly a year it was a great feeling for Forster to be back and amongst the England squad and feels delighted to have the chance to go to his first European Championship with the squad.
Forster tasted action in both matches following the injury to Butland and whilst he remains some way still behind number one Joe Hart the Southampton man is determined to push the Manchester City stopper all the way.
The goalkeeper admitted that the past year has been one of the toughest of his career but, that he is delighted to back now and he feels as if he is really at his best form and how he was before the injury, telling the official Southampton website, “It’s been quite a big week for me."
Disappointing loss to Dutch
With England losing at Wembley for the first time in seventeen matches it was something of a shock that they tasted defeat and it was something that Forster was looking to put to the back of his mind straight away. Forster felt that his side were really unlucky with the decisions which went against them and felt that these two decisions ultimately cost them the match. “I thought we played well," he said. "We dominated possession".