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Harry Maguire says Everton have an absolutely 'magnificent' player in their ranks

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been described by Harry Maguire as “magnificent”.

The Toffees stopper has had his fair share of critics over the years but Gareth Southgate has always stuck by him.

And Pickford has been justifying his inclusion by not conceding a single goal at Euro 2020 so far.

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The 27-year-old made the England starting XI for Tuesday’s last-16 encounter with Germany at Wembley.

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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.

Come full time, there was praise for all of England’s players by fans, pundits and peers.

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Everton star can handle “huge amount of pressure”

England defender Harry Maguire was eager to laud Pickford after his latest dominant showing.

“First and foremost Jordan has been magnificent every game he has played for England and he will deserve all the plaudits he is probably going to get after today’s game,” Optus Sport quotes Maguire as saying.

“He is under a huge amount of pressure, goalkeeper playing number one for England is probably the most scrutinised position in world football. Jordan has been magnificent out there.”

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