Coleman has full faith in Pickford

Monday, 18 June, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Seamus Coleman is confident that Jordan Pickford will do England proud should he get the nod from Gareth Southgate when they kick off their World Cup Finals campaign against Tunisia.

Everton's No.1 had only earned three caps prior to being handed the same jersey number in England's squad for Russia 2018 but he is widely expected to start the game against the African side later today.

Coleman has seen first-hand Pickford's talents which made him the unanimous choice for Player of the Season at Goodison Park for the season just gone and he says the 24-year-old is fully deserving of his call-up.

“Jordan's had an excellent first season at the Club and shown what a talented keeper he is,” the Irish full-back told evertonfc.com. “He signed for a big fee but has taken everything in his stride, got on with his job, and that shows the kind of character he is.

“It's great for a defender to play in front of a goalkeeper with his talent and his form for Everton has been rewarded with England.

“If he gets the nod at the World Cup, I don't think anyone connected with Everton will have any doubt that he'll go out there and show what he's capable of."