Tottenham have ‘complete trust’ in Forster

Tottenham assistant boss Cristian Stellini

Tottenham assistant boss Cristian Stelini says he and manager Antonio Conte have “complete trust” in back-up goalkeeper Fraser Forster following an injury to Hugo Lloris.

Lloris is set to miss the next six to eight weeks with a knee injury suffered in the 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

It means Forster, who has made just one Premier League appearance so far this season for Spurs, is set to deputise for the French international – starting with Saturday’s trip to Leicester City.

“First thing, I like Fraser as a man,” Stellini said.

“He’s a very good man, his behaviour this season is perfect.

“Every day he pushes himself to train really hard, and with this behaviour he also pushes Hugo to train very hard.

“I like Fraser. The difference with Hugo, we start to think physically he (Forster) is a keeper that is perfect for the Premier League style and the type of games we are going to play.

“He uses both feet when he plays with the ball, so it will be interesting to see him for some weeks to play with us and we trust in him. We completely trust in him.”

Conte has now returned to Tottenham after spending a period away from the club due to undergoing gallbladder surgery and has been involved in the team’s training sessions ahead of the clash with Leicester.

“He has to take it easy for a bit but we were so happy to meet him again at the training ground,” Stellini said.

“He spent time hugging everyone at the training ground.

“We didn’t speak about what he will do in the next match but he’s back and we are happy for that.”

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