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Watford’s Ben Foster brands Prem duo “sicko” and “filthy little rat”

Watford’s Ben Foster brands former Prem duo a “sicko” and “filthy little rat” when giving a response to followers in a Q&A.

The former Manchester United and England goalkeeper has had plenty of experience behind him on and off the pitch, and when discussing the best players, he’s both shared a dressing room with and played against.

These days he is playing football in the Championship, hoping to guide the Hornets back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

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Foster has been a hit with fans for a good while now especially because he has his on YouTube channel, which has GoPro videos of match highlights with him in goal.

Since joining the website on the 26th of September 2020, he has racked up a total of 18,373,974 views, showing just how popular he is.

Now he’s responded to questions put to him by his followers, and says ex-Chelsea forward Diego Costa was a “filthy little rat” to play against in the Premier League, but he still “loved” facing off against the Spanish forward anyway.

Asked who he disliked facing in a Q&A on his ‘Cycling GK’ YouTube channel, he said: “It’s a good question and it’s Diego Costa because he was just a filthy little rat, and he would just snarl and scratch and he wouldn’t leave you alone and he wouldn’t give you a second’s breath.

“And do you know what, Luis Suarez was a bit like that as well. He was horrible to play against, he would kick you, he would scratch, he would do anything.

“But just pure winners, I love those type of players. You want those types of players on your team. Animals!”

Reflecting on the best he’s played with, Foster added that ex-Man Utd player Roy Keane was the hardest and Nemanja Vidic was also a fearsome figure.

“He [Keane] did scare the life out of me, to be fair. He was a scary bloke,” he said.

“Nemanja Vidic was a bit of a sicko as well, to be fair. I’d say Nemanja. He would happily put his head on the end of someone’s boot to stop a ball going in.

“Yeah, sicko.”


Youth career
–2000 Racing Club Warwick

Senior career
2000–2001 – Racing Club Warwick
2001–2005 – Stoke City
2002 → Bristol City (loan)
2002–2003 → Tiverton Town (loan) – 16 games
2004 → Stafford Rangers (loan) – 1 games
2004 → Kidderminster Harriers (loan) – 2 games
2005 → Wrexham (loan) – 17 games
2005–2010 – Manchester United – 12 games
2005–2006 → Watford (loan) – 44 games
2006–2007 → Watford (loan) – 29 games
2010–2012 – Birmingham City – 38 games
2011–2012 → West Bromwich Albion (loan) – 37 games
2012–2018 – West Bromwich Albion – 172 games
2018– Watford – 98 games

National team
2007– England – 8 games

Ben Foster has previously had some issues with his YouTube channel, with the EFL trying to get the veteran shot-stopper to remove match videos, which have surpassed one million views, due to a breach of broadcasting rules.

He gives fans insider access to life in goal, sticking a camera in his net during Watford fixtures before uploading the footage to YouTube.

The rules prohibit players from broadcasting EFL action on their own personal channels, but the 37-year-old hoped the league might be able to look past it.

“They don’t seem to have any problem with it,” Foster told talkSPORT. “The content is good, it shows the EFL in a good light.

“I’ve been in football long enough to know what is appropriate content.

“It would be a shame [if it got removed] because I’m really enjoying it, this YouTube thing is a whole new world for me.

“You’ve just got to dive into the comments, it’s all so positive.

“If I can say one thing to the EFL: if we can come to some sort of agreement then brilliant.

“I’m loving it, people seem to enjoy it – it’s win-win.”

A few months later, it was reported that Ben Foster was close to an agreement with the EFL that will permit him to continue.

Watford’s Ben Foster brands former Prem duo Vidic a “sicko” and Diego Costa a “filthy little rat”, why not give his vlog a watch below…

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