Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster feared Manchester City might score double digits in what ended up an 8-0 defeat.
It took only 18 minutes, for Pep Guardiola’s men to assume a 5-0 lead. A record on the Premier League fo the fastest team to reach such a score.
Watford’s misery was compounded, by three more goals in the second half, leaving the score at a marvelous 8-0.
It was City’s ability to score at will, that had Watford keeper Foster most concerned.
Given City had scored five by half time, logically they could have ten by the end of the game. This very thought had crossed Ben Foster’s mind.
In an interview with beIn Sports Network, he shared his nightmare day and thoughts.
“You come away to Man City, you want to keep it tight and stay in the game as long as possible.”
“But we didn’t – none of us did our jobs today.”
“You let a goal in after 50 seconds, any sort of game plan you had going into the game is out the window.”
“They were incredible and at times they were absolutely breathtaking. 5-0 up after 20 minutes and I’m fearing the worst.”
“I’m thinking this could be 10, 11, 12, easy today.”
He was grateful for what he felt was a little mercy from City.
‘But thankfully they kind of took their foot off the gas.”
” I don’t know whether it was that they took their foot off the gas or we grew into the game.”
“But second half is was very disappointing again and they were very easy goals to give away again.”
After a poor start, Watford has already changed manager. However, they are still without a win and rooted firmly to the bottom of the table.
Foster feels the players need to reflect on themselves after today’s humiliation.
‘As good as Man City were today, we need to have a look at ourselves and we’ve got to be better than that.’
“We’ve got to say a big apology to the fans.”
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) September 21, 2019