By Adefunmiloye Alani

7th Oct, 2021 | 6:10am

Ben Foster was left in awe of Elland Road ahead of Leeds 1-0 win v Watford

Leeds United handed Watford a 1-0 defeat at Elland Road on Saturday, and Ben Foster has shared how he felt about the pre-match experience on his YouTube account.

The 38-year-old goalkeeper was particularly impressed by the ground and surface of the pitch of the Whites’ stadium, showering praise on the structure and old school feel about everything.

Foster was unable to stop Watford from losing, with manager Xisco Munoz paying for the defeat with his job, but that has not stopped the former England international from updating followers of his YouTube channel.

Speaking on The Cycling GK – which has gained over 750,000 subscribers since September 2020 – Foster revealed what he loved about the Leeds home.

He said: “Elland Road, what a stadium! The last time I played at Elland Road was 15 years ago. Yes, I am so old, it’s a joke. It didn’t go quite so well, for me, we lost 2-1. I got a red card and I gave a penalty away.

“A proper old school stadium – I am sure the Leeds fans are bonkers.

“It’s raining cats and dogs, but you know what, this is absolutely beautiful.

“Old school as you like. Proper English stadium. Look at this bad boy. The pitch is a thing of beauty.”

Top stadium

Leeds ripped up their pitch and installed another one ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, and the brand new surface is beautiful.

They did a complete pitch reconstruction in May after heavy rainfall and snow had made it hard for the old surface to retain sufficient stability last term and forced them to bring in one from Tottenham Hotspur for £300,000.

There were issues with the playing surface last season, but things got sorted out in the off-season.

Leeds installed a new pitch that included a brand-new state of the art drainage system, and Foster is one of the few players to have publicly talked about it.

The Yorkshire giants have plans to increase their stadium capacity as they eye playing European football soon, and they need to have state-of-the-art facilities in place.

They are proving that they belong to the top-flight with their performances on the pitch and by putting the right structures in place.

Proper stadium, proper fans, proper players and a proper boss.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared the generous promise Bielsa made to Whites players if they won v Watford.