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'He's done really well': Carragher says he's been very impressed by Everton player at Euro 2020

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Jamie Carragher has praised the performances of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at Euro 2020 on the Sky Sports podcast.

Pickford went into the tournament with some doubts lingering over his quality to start in goal.

However, after Nick Pope got injured there was never any real question that the Everton man was going to be England’s number one.

Gareth Southgate has shown great faith in Pickford, even when his club form had dipped.

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And Pickford is now showing exactly why there is so much belief in him.

The Everton stopper is yet to concede a goal at the tournament, and he has been commanding in everything he has done to date.

Pickford has arguably been England’s most impressive player at the tournament so far, given their lack of attacking dynamism.

And Carragher said: “You look at record of clean sheets and that says it all really. But I do think Jordan Pickford has done really well when he has been called upon.

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“They haven’t given up too many chances to be honest, but I think his distribution [has been good]. Going into the tournament he was questioned, shall we say really and I think he’s done really well.”

England expects

Pickford will be required to put in another strong performance tomorrow when England take on Germany.

The Three Lions are set to face their toughest test yet, and Pickford could be worked harder in these 90 minutes than he has been all tournament so far.

Germany have a real collection of attacking talent, but England’s defence has looked rock solid so far, and Gareth Southgate will hope that they continue to be hard to beat on Tuesday evening.

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