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'Massive call': TalkSPORT pundit claims Arsenal player simply isn't good enough to start for his country

England 0-4 Hungary is a scoreline which has sent shockwaves through the country and Aaron Ramsdale was the man between the sticks.

Jordan Pickford is the regular number one but Arsenal stopper Ramsdale looks to be his deputy, but his chance to impress did not go to plan at all last night.

Ramsdale got a hand to the opening goal but could not keep it out, before the goal which doubled Hungary’s lead went through him somewhat.

There was less he could have done about the third and fourth goals – and he was exposed by his defence – but it was still a really chastening night for the Arsenal man.

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England 0-4 Hungary: Ramsdale criticised by Mills

On TalkSPORT, Danny Mills criticised Ramsdale’s display, suggesting that he thinks Pickford deserves to be number one on last night’s showing.

He said: “There was a massive call for Aaron Ramsdale to be England’s number one. Not on last night’s showing, he’s not.

“All those people have suddenly disappeared. If Pickford had let that first goal in, Pickford would have been slaughtered this morning.

“Everyone would have said a top goalkeeper saves that. He got a hand on it, should have saved it. Not hearing that about Ramsdale. A lot of people have been saying Pickford out.”

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Ramsdale’s move to Arsenal was widely criticised at the time, before that gave way to early praise in the first part of the season.

But almost without too much criticism, Ramsdale’s performances tailed off towards the end of the campaign, and Arsenal missed out on the Champions League.

If this was an audition to usurp Pickford, Ramsdale did not take his chance to shine.

On top of that, the likes of Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson could well be on the move this summer as they look to go back up the England pecking order ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

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