Ben Foster has named three former Manchester United teammates as the scariest, hardest and worst trainer he’s endured in his career.
The Watford goalkeeper spent five years at Old Trafford before joining Birmingham City in 2010 and has taken social media by storm with his new ‘cycling goalkeeper’ YouTube channel this season.
“[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,” he said.
“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 added: “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.”
When asked about the players he hated facing the most, he said: “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.
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“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!”