After his great form in the Carling Cup final and winning Sky Sports man of the match award, Ben Foster has expressed his high pleasure to win the game against Tottenham at Wembley.
Foster told Sky Sports: “It was a great achievement, the game was crazy and the last 30 minutes ran too quick.
“We were under high pressure from Spurs, I feel sorry for them, but we are Manchester United and looking to win everything!
“Sir Alex was great today. He could start with main starting lineup, but all this time he trusted his young players,” Ben said in manutd.com
“I was concerned before the game because I did not play many games this season. But as a player I always try to do my best and I would like to thank him (Sir Alex) for giving me the chance and win the trophy.
Foster also talked about the penalty shoot-out secret of using an iPod. Eric Steele, Man United Goalkeeper coach, had done a lot of research into which way Tottenham are going to put their penalties and that helped Ben to save Jamie O’Hara first kick.
Foster also thanked Champions League final hero, Van der Sar, for his advice.
“I had a word with Edwin before the penalties as well because he hasn’t got a bad record! You are going to take on board advice from him aren’t you?” Foster added.
“I just remember him saying that if any of the young lads from Tottenham step up to take one then, within the laws of the game, try and be as intimidating as you can be.
“He said make yourself look big and so I stood up tall for as long as I could facing Jamie O’Hara in the first one and I managed to get to it. I was also delighted when I found out we were taking the penalties at the United end. You heard the boos when a Tottenham player walked up.
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