May 18, 2024

Regarding Jordan Pickford’s place in the England team, Henry Winter has stated that the Everton keeper will “clearly” start.

Since taking over as Three Lions manager, Gareth Southgate has favoured Sean Dyche’s number one pick in goal, and Pickford was instrumental in England’s victories in both the most recent World Cup and Euro 2020.

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amid being pleased by Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale, Pickford is still the clear first choice, according to Times Chief Football Writer Winter, amid calls for the 29-year-old to be replaced given Everton’s recent troubles.

 

He stated, “Ramsdale should be in there because he’s an outstanding goalkeeper and he’s been terrific for England,” in a talkSport interview on November 12, at 10:25. While Arsenal supporters may argue he is England’s top player, I believe he is ranked number two.

But Pickford is obviously first. Ramsdale #2 is the initial alteration. He needs to be there because he has never failed England.

Clear number one

Pickford has had a difficult few years at Goodison Park, but he has stood up to the challenge as Everton have fought against Premier League relegation, producing a number of great individual performances to ensure the Toffees have avoided the drop.

Those performances have ensured that he has consistently remained England’s number one, even given the good form of Ramsdale for Arsenal and Nick Pope for Newcastle as both sides finished in the Champions League places last season.

There has been little this season to suggest that should change as Pickford has remained a steady pair of hands in the Toffees’ net and produced several spectacular saves, including his effort to deny Harvey Elliott in the Merseyside derby.

Away from Goodison, Ramsdale has seen his place taken by David Raya at the Emirates Stadium, while Pope has ultimately been left out of Southgate’s last few England squads having suffered a dip in form at St James’ Park.

It seems almost nailed on that Pickford will be England’s number one for the foreseeable future and will likely line up between the posts in Germany for Euro 2024 in what will be a proud moment for both the keeper and Everton supporters.

In other Everton news, Paul Brown has played down the chances of the Toffees matching Leeds’ £30 million asking price for Jack Harrison…

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