Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster devastated by loss to Barcelona

Fraser Forster: Disappointed by Celtic's loss to Barcelona

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Fraser Forster admitted a potentially great night turned into one of the worst after Celtic's 2-1 defeat away to Barcelona, insisting a draw would have been a fair result.

Forster had played his part in a superb defensive effort by the Hoops after Georgios Samaras had given the Scots a surprise lead, pulling off a series of superb saves.

Barcelona equalised through Andres Iniesta but it looked like both sides would have to settle for a point, until Jordi Alba's last-gasp goal.

Asked if it was both the best and worst evening of his career, goalkeeper Forster told Sky Sports: "Definitely the worst in the end. It is pretty gut-wrenching and everyone is just devastated really.

"We worked so hard for 90 minutes and just had to defend one more cross and we weren't able to do that."

Forster devastated by defeat

While Forster was proud of the character displayed by Celtic, he could take no satisfaction from his own performance.

"We've shown great spirit throughout the game and shown what we can do at this European level, and I think we probably deserved a point from the game," he said.

"But when you are playing Barcelona it is a lot of defending and they never stop, so in the 94th minute we got punished.

"It is nice to make saves but we didn't hold on for the point so it didn't mean anything in the end. I'd have swapped it all for a point."