Ben Foster already has his eyes on next summer’s World Cup, despite not even being Manchester United’s #1 yet. Our second choice keeper is aware of the challenges he faces in getting more football so that he can get in to the England squad.
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed time and again that Foster has the quality to be England keeper so will obviously be more than willing to give the keeper opportunities to prove himself. However, he doesn’t underestimate Foster’s task of taking the position of ‘one of the great goalkeepers of all time’.
“I have said it before and I will say it again, there is no question in my mind that he will be England’s goalkeeper,” Ferguson said. “There is nobody better. I am absolutely convinced of that. But he has two challenges. One is to take the position of Edwin van der Sar, who as everybody accepts, is one of the great goalkeepers of all time. We have to hope and pray that he stays free of injury and consistency will be everything for the boy.”
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