Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has labeled former Chelsea striker Diego Costa a “filthy little rat’ and described ex-Man Utd team-mate Nemanja Vidic as a “sicko” in a Q&A.
Foster was at Man Utd for five years from 2005 before spending time at Watford, Birmingham City and West Brom, racking up over 500 senior appearances.
Having spent most of his career playing in the Premier League, Foster was asked in a Q&A to name his most horrible opponent, the biggest hardman and the worst trainer he’s ever come across, amongst other things.
When asked by The Cycling GK YouTube channel who he disliked playing against the most, Foster replied: “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 breathe.
“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!”
When asked to name the hardest player he has played against, Foster added: “[I was with Roy Keane] only for a little bit and he did scare the life out of me, to be fair. He was a scary bloke.
“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.”
Speaking about the worst trainer he has seen, Foster continued: “Carlos Tevez, 100%. He was a shambles in training, it did not interest him whatsoever.
“‘He didn’t care, training wasn’t even a thing for him. He was awful. But on a Saturday afternoon though, oh my gosh, what a player. Just that winning mentality, gave everything he had and was an unbelievable talent on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon.”