Jordan Pickford is no longer on international duty with England, meaning he has returned to his usual, error-prone self.
Pickford was one of the stars of England’s Euro 2020 campaign, just as he was back in the World Cup of 2018.
Whenever he pulls on an England shirt, he’s a different animal, one of the finest goalkeepers in the world.
Unfortunately for Everton, they only scarcely get to see that version of him. He frequently costs them with brain-farts that he seems incapable of stamping out of his game.
While today’s clash with Manchester United is merely a pre-season friendly and counts for nothing in the grand scheme of things, it does provide the players with an opportunity to set the tone ahead of the new term.
Pickford has done exactly that, but in the wrong way, having gifted Man United their opening goal with a pretty shocking mistake. This doesn’t bode well for Everton, does it?
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) August 7, 2021
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