Foster hints at retirement after enjoying Premier League in a pub ‘with pint in hand’

Ben Foster was like thousands of football fans up and down the country at the weekend… watching the games with a pint in hand.

The veteran goalkeeper is currently without a club after leaving Watford at the end of last season.

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Foster has made more than 500 senior career appearances

The 39-year-old has been enjoying himself this summer and has been in no rush to find a new club.

Foster even hinted that he may not even find a new one.

“It has been the best summer of my life,” the goalkeeper told talkSPORT Breakfast.

“I left Watford at the end of last season. Normally, when the season finishes you get a month or six weeks off and you jam pack your holidays in. 

“I didn’t really think I would be signing for a new club near enough when the season starts.

“I thought I could give myself two months of holiday, have a nice time and then take it from there.


Foster spent two hours on talkSPORT Breakfast alongside Laura Woods and Ally McCoist

Foster spent two hours on talkSPORT Breakfast alongside Laura Woods and Ally McCoist

“I’ve had the best three months ever, been on holiday, just doing normal things when the kids finish school.

“We normally have to take the kids out of school to go on holiday. I’ve enjoyed being a normal person.

“I got to sit in the pub on a Saturday afternoon and watch the early game and the afternoon fixtures, it was brilliant.”

Foster’s professional career has stretched across two decades playing for the likes of Manchester United, Birmingham, West Brom and Watford.

Foster made 23 appearances for the Red Devils

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Foster made 23 appearances for the Red Devils

That has meant plenty of pre-seasons getting into shape for the campaign ahead and he admitted he is glad to miss the running this time around.

He said: “One of my concerns was when the seasons starts I would get this longing and would miss it. I would get itchy and have to find a club.

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“The Championship kicked off over a week ago and then the Premier League, I didn’t get any of those feelings.

“I’m sitting there with a pint in my hand in the pub with a packet of crisps. It was like heaven.

“Because I have so much stuff going on on the side it keeps me busy. I get just as much buzz from that as I do from football.”

Foster’s light-hearted videos have been a hit on YouTube

Foster’s light-hearted videos have been a hit on YouTube

He added: “I felt for some of the Watford lads. They went back on June 20, they had less than a month off.

“I was talking to some of them when they were doing all the running and it sounded so miserable.

“I don’t miss it.”

Foster has built up a big following on YouTube with his The Cycling GK channel, which has 1.13m followers.

He also hosts a popular podcast called the ‘Fozcast’, where he interviews top level athletes and other content creators.

When asked if he considering a return to football, he added: “Not football-wise yet. If something really juicy pops up then I will look at it.
“What I’m doing with all the digital media and the podcast, I’m really enjoying that. You are basically doing this and just talking.

“I’m happy cracking on with that. 

“If something does pop up then cool, but if it doesn’t then I don’t think I will miss it.”

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