Thibaut Courtois tries to make things right with Jordan Pickford

Doug Mendoza
July 8, 2018

After England fans were put through a gruelling penalty shoot-out which the Three Lions eventually won, what better way to wind down than to watch them all over again.

This thing about Jordan, I want to say and clarify, because I heard a lot of stuff, I never mocked his height, I want to make that clear because I would never mock a height of a goalkeeper.

"I was in a massive whirlwind but I saved it with my left hand".

Peter Shilton, England's goalkeeper the last time they made the last four, at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, was among those impressed at not just Pickford's shot stopping, but his character in bellowing instructions to his defence at every opportunity.

"We can go and create our own history, but now it is about rest and recovery for the next game". "I've got that power and agility to get around the goal".

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"We are a young side but we're an experienced young side, as daft as that sounds".

"We've worked hard establishing a clear identity in the way that we play". "The number of touches goalkeepers have with their feet is exceptionally high in the modern game, especially in worldwide and European football".

"But I understand why Gareth did it, it's the first thought at the time that you've got to defend and hang onto what you've got, but I thought besides that England were very composed".

"The Premier League is different with crosses into the box, so [demands] different skills".

"His speed around the goal today, the saves he made at critical times and generally his distribution, there was some excellent moments picking out (Kieran) Trippier a few times with a reverse pass, able to play through the lines".

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