Newcastle United player receives worst ever rating for national team player after display last night
Pope got the nod over Arsenal man Aaron Ramsdale as England drew 3-3 with Germany at Wembley Stadium.
The Newcastle shot stopper started both games for Gareth Southgate’s men during the international break, but didn’t enjoy his best game last night.
The 30-year-old could do nothing about Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty or the brilliant long-range effort by Kai Havertz in the second-half.
But Pope will be disappointed with Havertz’s second goal as he spilled Serge Ganbry’s effort into the path of the Chelsea man.
And after the costly error, the Mags keeper has been slapped with the worst ever rating for an England player.
Pope receives worst ever rating
Pope received a 4.27 rating from WhoScored, which makes him the lowest rated England player since the statistics site started receiving Opta data back in 2009.
The second-lowest rated player on the England side last night was Jordan Henderson. The Liverpool man was given a 6, but only came on as a substitute in the 91st minute.
Pope’s error that led to a goal hindered his rating. And the Newcastle shot stopper only completed 54 per cent of the passes he attempted.
The England man made one save during the game, in comparison to Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s five.
In comparison, Harry Maguire received a 6.4 rating from WhoScored, despite giving away a penalty.
The rating seems a bit harsh on Pope, despite the fact that he didn’t perform at his best on the night.
The former Burnley man’s performance certainly isn’t the worst from an England player since 2009, not at eye-value anyway.
But in terms of the statistics, Pope’s performance has been slapped with the worst rating from a Three Lions player in over a decade.
Pope has been in excellent form for Eddie Howe’s side this season and will be hoping to move on quickly from his display last night.
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