According to Ben Foster his priority is not football. If they are relegated, he has pledged to stay at West Brom and says he will play as long as his “glass knees” hold together. He needs them intact for his plans to learn to ski.
The 35-year-old admits his other interests are why he was never suited to life at Manchester United. On Sunday, he is set to face once again for West Brom.
Last season, Foster kept a clean sheet as West Brom earned a goalless draw at Old Trafford. The experienced goalkeeper knows only wins will give the Baggies, who are 10 points off safety, any hope of survival.
He says: “It’s no secret football is not my biggest passion in life,” Foster tells Sky Sports News. “As soon as the game is finished on a Saturday it’s back to the family, and that’s what’s most important to me.”
“As long as my body, and my knees, hold up I’ll keep going. But my knees are made of glass to be honest so they could break at any time.”
“It was probably the wrong time for me,” says Foster. “I was starting out with a young family, I had a toddler and a two-year-old. I’m a very family-orientated person anyway.
“With a team like Man Utd they’re always in the latter stages of cup competitions so there’s a game every three or four days. You spend a lot of time travelling, in hotels. It just wasn’t for me. You can appreciate these players at the top level, what they have to go through. A lot is asked of them.”
He added: “I’m not too interested in trying to move out to another club. I want the club to know that and hope they back it to try and get back up to the Premier League.”
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