Jordan Pickford Is The Hero We Need And The One We Deserve

Jordan Pickford Is The Hero We Need And The One We Deserve

Jordan Henderson says he will remain "forever in debt" to England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for his heroics in the last 16 penalty shootout win over Colombia.

One impressively merged an image of the Liverpool keeper scrambling to collect a ball trickling into the goal with an outstretched Pickford. "It is a moment that will live with me forever, sadly", Southgate said of his miss 22 years ago.

He joined Darlington as they were under a transfer embargo and could only sign under-19 players but Liddle was immediately impressed. "I am capable of making these saves and it showed in the performance".

'This team wants to win every game.

"We can go and create our own history, but now it is about rest and recovery for the next game".

"Pickford for me is the sort of prototype of what the modern goalkeeper should be", said the 47-year-old Southgate.

Eric Dier has paid tribute to England's fans at home and in Russian Federation, as the Three Lions gear up for Saturday's World Cup quarter final with Sweden.

England's Jordan Pickford has managed to rise above the criticism aimed at him during the World Cup - even if, at 6ft 1ins, other goalkeepers look down on him.

But then again this England team are made up of players who are able to reset their mind-set and get the job done. It's about being in the right position at the right time and that's what we're focus on.

"We are running out of the adventure at the World Cup, but we are leaving with a clear conscience that we gave it everything on the field". But he has rapidly become part of Gareth Southgate's new generation of English talent. "The number of touches goalkeepers have with their feet is exceptionally high in the modern game, especially in global and European football. But the saves Jordan made today at critical times, and his distribution in picking out [Kieran] Trippier with a reverse pass - we need goalkeepers of that ilk moving forward".

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