February 28, 2024

Journalist Toby Cudworth of 90min says that Jordan Pickford, the goalkeeper for Everton, is “absolutely nailed on” to make the England squad for Euro 2024.

The forecast is made in advance of the country’s entry in the competition that takes place in the summer. On Monday, November 20, they play North Macedonia to wrap up their qualifying campaign.

With six victories and two draws, England finished top of their qualifying group. Pickford played the full ninety minutes in the 1-1 draw.

Cudworth wrote for ninety minutes, “and things are no different for England. There’s always a core of around eight or nine players absolutely nailed on to go to any major international tournament (as long as they are fit).”

“Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, and John Stones, the defensive corps that has been tried and tested, check.”



Competition for places for many international teams is really fierce, but perhaps England top the list in this regard. In every position of Gareth Southgate’s squad, there is a long, long list of players fighting for spots, with the manager set for another headache when it comes to picking his final squad.

But Everton ace Pickford will have no worries about his position in the camp and indeed in the starting XI, with the goalkeeper still his country’s number one.

The likes of Crystal Palace ace Sam Johnstone, Arsenal man Aaron Ramsdale and Newcastle United star Nick Pope may be hot on his heels, but Pickford has proven to be a very reliable shot-stopper for the Three Lions for several years now.

That is the same situation for the goalkeeper at Goodison Park, with manager Sean Dyche relying heavily on Pickford, who has delivered time and again when his club need him the most.

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