Monday, 10 February 2020

Every England player gets stick - Jordan Pickford

Every England player gets stick - Jordan Pickford

Everton's goal stopper Jordan Pickford is certainly not a happy man after his error in Everton win against  Crystal Palace.

The goalkeeper let Benteke's effort slip past him into the back of the net in what is unusual of him as he has always been there for Everton.

The 25-year-old has since then been receiving some backlash by some fans and claims this is because most people hate English players.

'I think the press and everybody, the punters - look at Gary Neville - they just want to come for England players,' he said.

'Everyone gets stick. That’s part of being an England player. You have to live with it, you’ve got to learn.'

'You just keep it away from your head as the only person who can sort things out is yourself, on the pitch and in training. Every England player gets stick. Some get a lot more praise than others. Look at Joe Hart when he was No 1. He got pelters every week.'

'It’s easy to see. Everyone hates you, for some reason. I just get on with it. I know what I’m capable of and I know what I’m good at. Yeah, it hurts.'

'I know I have been good for England. It’s funny because everyone raves about you when you are with England, but then you go back to your club and everyone wants to slate you. I don’t let it affect me. But it does p*ss you off.'

Pickford, however, is not bothered by the insults he is receiving and reveals he will continue to work harder as he has reached a certain level and cannot stop.

'I think it just shows my mental character,' he added.

'People probably doubt me week in, week out. But I know what I am capable of and I know what I can do. I will keep pushing. I have reached a certain level and I don’t want to stop.' 

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