Gareth Southgate makes decision on £75k-a-week Tottenham player after Conte praise

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Fraser Foster has been called up by England as a backup to Newcastle United’s Nick Pope.

This is according to The Athleticwho claimed Pope had withdrawn from the England squad due to injury.

It’s unclear what Pope’s injury is but he did play the full 90 minutes for Newcastle at Nottingham Forest on Friday.

Gareth Southgate was forced to adjust and called up another goalkeeper to replace Pope.

Southgate has decided to go with Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

The 35-year-old will now compete against Jordan Pickford and Aaron Ramsdale in the upcoming international break.

England face Italy and Ukraine next week, with Foster joining Tottenham team-mates Harry Kane and Eric Dier in the squad.

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Fraser Foster back in England squad after Tottenham form

Foster, who joined Tottenham last summer, could not have foreseen this moment.

The veteran left Southampton at the end of his contract and decided to join Tottenham on a free transfer.

Cover and match signed for Hugo Lloris and Forster – He earns around £75,000-a-week at Tottenham, according to Spotrac – are only considered native backups.

However, with Lloris injured, Foster has stepped up and performed well as Tottenham Hotspur’s first-choice goalkeeper of late.

Antonio Conte has been praising Foster, told football london He felt the plug had been “playing well”.

Conte also told football. london He felt Foster made a “brilliant” save against Southampton and was chosen for praise despite his unbelievable rant.

Foster’s performance has now been recognized by Southgate, and he has overcome all odds to return to the England national team.

The former Newcastle United man was called up in March last year, but a further call-up appears unlikely after deciding to become a substitute for Tottenham.

Foster last featured for England in 2016, but he now has the chance to make six appearances for the Three Lions.

In other news, Chelsea now have Inter close to Tottenham for Andre Onana

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