Celtic’s Jolly Green Giants – Forster praises Ajer and Jullien

FRASER FORSTER has told Kris Ajer to forget about his mistake on Thursday night that gifted Rennes with a penalty kick. The experienced England international goalkeeper knows that kind of error can happen to the best of defenders and the important thing for the young Norwegian to do is shrug it off.

Since losing 4 goals to Cluj last month, the converted penalty in Rennes was the fourth goal Celtic have conceded in the preceding seven matches, which includes two away European fixtures (2 goals conceded, both penalties) and a trip to Ibrox where of course Celtic kept a clean sheet on a Beautiful Sunday with goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes gave Celtic the three points.

Forster that day had a quiet afternoon and he appreciates that the work that the defence is doing is going a long way to ensuring that Celtic have shut up shop defensively since shipping four to Cluj on that fateful August evening.

The big goalie is full of praise for the other two giants playing just in front of him Kris Ayer and Christopher Jullien.

“I think so, it’s the spine of the team. Everyone builds those relationships with the players around them. All over the park it is important to build upon those relationships.

“I think ((they) have been brilliant. It’s one of them, the more games they play together the more that partnership will build and build.

“I think they’ve done really well, they’re good on the ball, they get on the ball and play from the back which is good.”

Forster had a word for Ajer about conceding the penalty on Thursday night.

“The penalty is a penalty and that can happen to anyone, but no, I’ve been very impressed by the two of them,” he said to the media, as reported by Evening Times.

“They are two very good players and I imagine they will get better and better.

“We’re three big lads, and the more we play together as a back four or back five, the more we’ll get used to playing together and form that partnership.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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