Ben Foster, who has been called up for England this weekend, has today spoken of his desire to do well for Manchester United.
It is certainly his performance in the League Cup final which caught Fabio Capello’s eye, given that Foster rarely plays for United’s first team.
“I did my cruciate and that put me out for nearly a year,” said Foster. “Then I came back and broke a thumb and twisted my ankle. You learn to sit back a bit and realise when you’re playing first team football just how fortunate you are. I do a lot more work in the gym, even before we go out to training. I have changed my whole life pretty much, the things that I eat, the things that I do now. Now I’ve just got to calm it down and focus about being able to go out on the training pitch. I’m at the biggest club in the world and I don’t want to lose that. You probably do only get one chance of playing for the biggest club in the world. I’ve got to give it my all.”
The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country's top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All profit is going to charity. More info on the RoM World Cup preview can be found here.
Minimum price is £4. Enter your e-mail address to receive the download and the price you would like to pay.