Pickford: I am hated…

Pickford: I am hated…

The national team of England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford shared what bothers him after a missed goal in the match with Crystal Palace.

Everton spent their latest match in the Premier League against Crystal Palace. Despite the fact that the Toffees had a confident victory 3:1 under the management of Carlo Ancelotti and ascended to seventh place, journalists and supporters went with a steamroller of hate with over Jordan Pickford.

The only goal in the match he conceded from Christian Benteke six minutes into the second half. It was enough to receive a storm of criticism in the media, as he missed the ball right under himself, not managing to react to it. Pickford himself, as he confessed, found a reason for himself, why people treat him that way,

“Everyone hates you for any reason, it is a part of you being a national team player. Look at Joe Hart, when he was number one in the national team, he was regularly criticized.

I have to learn to live with that. I know my strong sides. Everyone supports me in the national team, but when I return to the club, you are being humiliated. As a person, I do not let that influence myself.”

The Toffees goalkeeper complained that in that episode he could have torn his cruciate ligaments and drop out for a long time. However, it’s only a consequence of the fact that the footballer wrongfully reacted to the Belgian forward’s shot.

Having watched several latest matches with Jordan Pickford’s participation for Everton this season, there is a conclusion that he greatly reduced his confidence. The Englishman doesn’t jump so violently during the curls to intercept the ball and rarely removes danger from the goal with free kicks. As a result, Pickford looks more and more like decent, but very unconfident goalkeepers, which were Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius from Liverpool in the Premier League recently.

Pickford should stop looking for someone to blame and immerse himself into training, distract from the hype in the press and continue to prove his class. Pickford is not even 26 years old, which is quite young age for a goalkeeper. And instead of complaining to the press, he needs to look at examples of Edwin van der Sar or Mark Schwarzer, whose career peaks happened when they were thirty years old.