Talented goalkeeper i Everton, Jordan Pickford, is extremely worried about the fact that he may miss this year's European matches. This, due to some stomach upsets which have left him out of the green field.
In the 3 matches valid for the 2022 World Cup that England played in this period, it was Nick Pope, the Burnley goalkeeper who defended the gate of the "3 Lions". At the time Pickford was still available he was always the first choice for Gareth Southgate.
But now, things can change. According to sources in the English media, the England coach does not plan to take with him at Euro 2020, players in non-optimal physical condition. In these circumstances, the Everton goalkeeper can only hope not to fall into this category.
However, the 27-year-old did not attend the last training session with his club in Goodison Park. The injury in question was not Jordan Pickford's first for this season. The problems have been constant, directly affecting the goalkeeper's appearances which have had many ups and downs. His last performance with Everton was that against Burnley, where his team lost 2-1 and Pickford was substituted during the game.
Even if the goalkeeper manages to recover his energies, there is another problem that could cost him this year's European. Exactly Nick Pope. Pickford's replacement has impressed with his performances, showing a high degree of self-confidence and athleticism in head-to-head confrontations with England.
Despite some criticism in the match with Poland, Gareth Southgate there are not many options as far as the gate is concerned, and he is forced to make a choice. As the situation is still unclear, we can expect last minute surprises.