Ben Foster ‘snaffled’ the former Chelsea and Real Madrid ace’s shirt from his teammate’s locker
Departing Watford star Ben Foster has revealed he ‘sniffed’ and kept a Chelsea shirt worn by Gonzalo Higuain which he found deep in the locker of former Hornets team-mate Roberto Pereyra.
Ironically, the former Real Madrid and AC Milan ace’s stint in west London was so forgettable that the shirt could one day be used as evidence to confirm the Argentine once played for the Blues . Then Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri signed Higuain, two years after scoring 36 home goals in 35 Serie A appearances while playing under the Italian at Napoli.
Unfortunately, he could only register five goals in 18 Premier League appearances for the Blues as Olivier Giroud and an out of position Eden Hazard were often favored in attack. And he obviously did little to stay in Pereyra’s thoughts, as the former Watford midfielder, much to Foster’s delight, forgot to take Higuain’s shirt with him at the end of the game. the Premier League campaign.
“A few years ago we left for the end of the season,” Foster said on the “Fozcast” podcast. “One of the guys emptied his locker but left the shirt in the back of the locker – it was Gonzalo Higuain’s shirt.
“Roberto Pereyra, he left the Higuain shirt just sitting in the thing. I come out of the locker room thinking, ‘well, he’s already gone, he’s gone to Spain’, and I think, ‘I take that a hundred then percent’.
“He left a game-worn Gonzalo Higuain shirt just chilling in his locker – I sniffed it right away.” Higuain’s shirt remains in the possession of the former Manchester United and Watford goalkeeper to this day.
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Ironically, Foster has probably emptied his own locker as he recently announced his imminent departure from Watford on a free transfer. However, there will be no jerseys worn by his former teammates to be found when he leaves.
“Full of absolute bullshit,” Foster added when asked what he personally keeps in his locker. “I have clothes hanging up, I probably have about two or three t-shirts in there and a normal jumper.
“In the middle I’ll have all my stuff that I’ll have when I get on the bike, so I’ll have my rougher big shorts, my head unit if I’m doing a bike session, my towel. And at the bottom, I just have shit like old gloves and stuff we hoard.