'Wonderful': BBC pundit blown away by £30m Everton ace in 'top form'
Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been praised by Chris Waddle after he helped the Three Lions beat Germany at Euro 2020.
The Toffees stopper has had his fair share of critics over the years but Gareth Southgate has always stuck by him.
Pickford made the England starting XI for Tuesday’s last-16 encounter with Joachim Low’s side at Wembley.
And for the fourth game in a row, the £30m Everton star kept a clean sheet for his nation.
After denying Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic, the 27-year-old once again stood firm.
Pickford made a key save from Timo Werner, snuffing out Germany’s only real opening of the first half.
And in the second half, he did well to tip Kai Havertz’s shot over.
At the other end, goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane ensured England’s passage to the quarter-finals.
Sterling opened the scoring on 75 minutes, steering in Luke Shaw’s cross.
And Kane headed home from Jack Grealish’s deliver 86 minutes in to seal a first major tournament win over Germany since 1966.
However, England icon Waddle was eager to praise the Three Lions’ keeper too.
“Pickford has had a wonderful tournament,” Waddle told BBC Sport (18:51).
“When he has been called upon he has made every decision right.
“It is good when your keeper is on top form. It really helps.”
Up next for England is a quarter-final meeting with Sweden or Ukraine in Rome.
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