Ben Foster insists Watford are aiming to reach the next level

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has said that Watford are aiming to reach the next level after surpassing the 40-point mark which normally remains the minimal requirement for safety. The Hornets are currently on course for their best-ever points tally since their top-flight return but Foster has indicated that the club have ambition of making the push for continental qualification.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Foster indicated that the current squad of players are likely to down their tools, considering they have already achieved safety for the Premier League. He added that some of the existing players could garner massive sums in the transfer market and they are hungry to push to their limits for the season.


Watford number 1 Ben Foster, has challenged the team to kick-on and chase their European dream after hitting the 40-point mark in style. Former Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu's dazzling hat-trick inspired a 5-1 thumping of Cardiff City last week, to take the Hornets up to seventh. The win also secured their Premier League status for another season. Watford have traditionally fallen into the category of mid-table teams under the likes of Marco Silva, Walter Mazzarri and Quique Sanchez Flores once the relegation pressure valve was released.

The England international feels that the class of 2019 possessesthe quality to stay in the winning groove and secure a continental adventure for next season. Speaking to journalist, he said their drive is not justto survive for another season, which is the minimum.

Ben Foster leaps to the defence of David de Gea amid unwanted criticism

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has leaped into the defence of goalkeeper David de Gea following Manchester United’s 1-0 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur. The Spaniard made a 11 second half saves during the encounter to hand the Red Devils with the three points and he was named the man of the match for his efforts.

Despite this, there have been sections of other club supporters, who have indicated that most of the shots were right at the goalkeeper’s direction but Foster has dismissed the same by suggesting that the Spaniard has a better vision to predict the incoming threat, he tweeted: “I see a lot of people saying all De Gea saves were straight at him, please factor in that the guy has some mad sense to know where to be at just the right time, you can’t teach that. Proper goalie.”

Ben Foster mighty impressed with Manchester City

Ben Foster is mighty impressed with the brand of Football Manchester City plays and while he loves watching them go against the other teams, he says it’s not quite enjoyable when he himself has to face them because they are an incredibly difficult opposition to lock horns with.

“They (City) are relentless, they just keep going. It’s just high intensity all the time; it’s nice to watch but not to play against.” Foster was quoted saying by Mail Online.

Ben Foster praises the demeanour of Watford boss Javi Gracia

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has praised the qualities of manager Javi Gracia and believes the Spaniard’s calm personality on and off the pitch has helped the team progress. The Hornets have made another quick start to the Premier League campaign and they are currently on 20 points after the first 13 games of the season.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Foster spoke positively about the influence of the former Malaga head coach and suggested that the Spaniard’s down to earth attitude without giving anything away has been influential towards the club’s strong start to the campaign, he said: “He’s just a really nice guy first and foremost. He’s very calm and down to earth and very approachable. You can speak to him just like a normal bloke. But then when it comes to management he mirrors that and is very calm. He never gets too excited and I think as players and grown men, you respect that a bit more than the ones that shout and bawl at you.”

Ben Foster feels Troy Deeney would add an extra dimension to the England squad

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes club-captain Troy Deeney would add an extra dimension to the England squad, should he earn his maiden call-up. The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer over the years and he has started the new campaign in the same vein of form with two goals and an assist from the opening six Premier League games.

Speaking after the recent match versus Fulham, Foster heaped praised on the Hornets captain and believes he could have a similar impact to that of Peter Crouch with the England national side, he said: “Yes, he offers a different dimension. Like when Peter Crouch was in the team, he brought a different dimension at that time. That’s what Troy’s got. If you get the ball up to him with quality, he will hold it and, as long as you can get around him, you can get yourself up the pitch. He is such a strong boy and his work rate is second to none. Troy can only do his talking on the pitch. That’s what he has done every game since I have been here this season.”

Ben Foster reacts to reports of backlash from West Bromwich Albion fans

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted that he knew he was going to receive a negative reaction from the West Bromwich Albion faithful after he pushed through a move to Vicarage Road this summer. The England international had earlier promised to help the Black Country outfit return to the Premier League but he thereafter made the surprise decision to join the Hornets.

Speaking to reporters, Foster acknowledged that he deserved the backlash from the West Brom supporters, given he had failed to keep up with the promise. He added that he could not resist the opportunity to join the Hornets, considering he has already entered the twilight of his professional career.

Nacer Chadli unsure of his West Bromwich Albion future

Nacer Chadli has refused to speak about his West Bromwich Albion future ahead of the summer World Cup in Russia. The 28-year-old had played no part for the Baggies during the second half of the season with a thigh injury but he still managed to make the cut for the summer World Cup with Belgium.

Following his selection, Chadli was asked about his future with the Baggies to which he replied: “I don't know. I have told my agent already, I won't speak with anybody. If I have to go [and speak], I will go on my holidays and maybe have some meetings.” Meanwhile, Chadli also had fond words to say about Darren Moore, who has recently been appointed as the club’s permanent head coach, he added:“Everybody saw what kind of manager he is. He had some great ideas with the group. He spoke a lot about unity which is very important. He had very good results, we had some good games in the last five weeks of the season. He brings hope to the club and to everyone around him.”

Ben Foster Wants West Bromwich Albion To Finish Strongly Despite Relegation Looming

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster wants the team to finish in a strong note despite facing the prospect of being relegated to the Championship. The Baggies have preserved their Premier League status for eight straight seasons, but they are now seemingly on the cusp of breaking this run.

Ben Foster Insists Relegation Would Break His Son’s Heart

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted that the failure to beat the Premier League drop would break a lot of hearts including his Baggies-supporting son. The west Midlands outfit are currently seven points adrift of Premier League, and they face a must-win game at Watford in order to salvage their season.