Ben Foster became a Premier League record-breaker on Wednesday evening when he became the goalkeeper with the most saves in the division, since records began in 2006.

Reflecting on the achievement after the game, Big Ben, as he is known to head coach Javi Gracia, suggested that it was an indication of how much he has had to work throughout his career.

He said: "I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or not to be honest, it shows I have been a busy goalie throughout my career and also I’m very old."

Foster believes that since returning to Vicarage Road he is playing some of the best football of his career and that he would not have been able to do that without the players he has playing in front of him.

He added: "Some of the lads we’ve got here have made it so easy for me to settle in and it feels like I’ve been here for years already.

"I’m just at that age where nothing phases or bothers me and I just go out there and enjoy my football, it’s almost like I’m out there on the training pitch.

"Honestly I feel everything just seems to come much more naturally.

"Maybe that’s an age thing where you haven’t got to worry about anything else. On a match day I absolutely love it."

Some people have been so impressed with the keeper's recent form to suggest that he may be attracting the attention of Gareth Southgate and the England squad, but Foster says that is something he would not consider at this point in his career and that is instead focusing on having an extended club career.

He said: "No, I’m so old for English football and my knees have got no chance of holding up any international football, as well as club football especially in the summer as well.

"That’s the best time, you can just take a total relax from football and not have to worry about that. It’s something I need to do to have more longevity at club level.

"When the chance comes to go away with my family, I would rather do that."