'I was a Tottenham fan' - PL player throws out rulebook and switches allegiance
By Danny Wright
It’s an unwritten rule that you should never change the club you support, however Ben Foster has done exactly that.
The West Brom goalkeeper admitted that he was a Tottenham supporter while growing up but he’s now switched allegiances to support the Black Country club that he has called home since 2011.
Warwickshire-born Foster has never been associated with Spurs during his career which has perhaps made it easier for him to change the team he supports.
“I was a Tottenham fan actually (when I was younger) so I had ups and downs,” said the PL player to the Express & Star. “But I’m a Baggies fan now.
“When I’m retired and grey and old I’ll always be a Baggies fan.”
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He also hinted that he may have been ‘glory-hunting’ in his days as a Tottenham supporter.
Foster was born a year before the 1984 UEFA Cup winning campaign and would have seen Spurs lift the FA Cup in 1991.
“The whole family are Baggies fans, it would be really nice to finish here. I’ve got two kids, eight and nine, they’re both Baggies fans,” he added.
“It’s nice to have them supporting a proper team, and not have them glory-hunting.”
The 34-year-old goalkeeper, who had spells at Stoke, Manchester United and Watford, has been a stalwart in the Albion team since his arrival from Birmingham City six years ago.
Since then he’s made 176 appearances across all competitions, keeping 46 clean sheets.
This season, Foster has played every minute of Premier League football for West Brom and has helped Tony Pulis’ side up to eighth in the standings.
The eight-time England international has conceded five goals in two outings against Tottenham this season which included the 4-0 decimation at White Hart Lane in January.
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