Heurelho Gomes considers Ben Foster as England’s best goalkeeper at present

Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes believes Ben Foster is presently the best England shot-stopper, considering the form through the ongoing campaign. The 35-year-old made the jump from West Bromwich Albion to the Hornets during the previous summer transfer window and he has since enjoyed a good season with seven clean sheets for the team.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Gomes said that he has no regrets over dropping down the pecking order at the Hornets, given he has been replaced by a goalkeeper with better credentials than him. He added that the former Manchester United graduate is probably the best England keeper on present form and deserves to earn more chances with the national side.

He said: “At the moment, Ben is the best English goalkeeper playing now. I told him this, and he said 'no', but he deserves it. When you lose your place for someone that is below [your level] in performance [that's difficult], but Ben is up there, and I cannot complain, because I lost my place for a very, very good goalkeeper. I like the others a lot, but Ben deserves it, and maybe now he has a chance.”

“Watford are currently placed eighth on the league table and they are currently just one point behind Wolverhampton Wanderers to finish as the best of the rest“. At the moment, no Europa League qualification spot is guaranteed for the seventh spot but could change by the end of the season, should Manchester City “go on to secure“ the FA Cup crown this term.

The Hornets return from the international break with an away game at Old Trafford where they will hoping to put the pressure on Manchester United. The Red Devils suffered back-to-back losses to Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers before the international break, and Javi Gracia’s side may seek to benefit from any jitters within the ranks of the home side.