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Jordan Pickford: Veritable Human Wall

Elizabeth MOSIMA | 11-07-2018 08:44

 At 24, the talented keeper has proven that he is a force to reckon with as England faces Croatia in the semi-final today in Moscow.

The Three Lions goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, is the goalkeeper England had dreamed of over the past decades. At 24, the Jordan Pickford has proven that he is a force to reckon with as England faces Croatia in the semi-final today Wednesday July 11, 2018 at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. The encounter will take place at 7:00 p.m.

The world will be waiting to watch the display of talents by the young and talented goalkeeper.

Gone are those days when England had not been lucky with its choice of goalkeepers. But Jordan Pickford has put an end to that unfortunate situation that was plaguing the team. In spite of his young age and little high level experience he is courageous and has confidence in himself not minding critics.

He finished as a hero in the penalty shootout in the eighth final against Colombia 1-1 (4-3 penalty kicks) and another excellent display in the match against Sweden 2-0 in quarterfinal on Saturday July 7, 2018. He helped England to reach their first semi-finals of the World Cup in 28 years.

Pickford won the “Man of the Match” award in the quarterfinal match against Sweden. From his brilliant performance the goalkeeper of the Three Lions is now the idol of England.

In the space of a year he has gone from Premier League relegation with home-town club Sunderland to the national team's undisputed number one. Following his outstanding performance many believe that England now has a goalkeeper who looks as if he believes they can win the World Cup.

He takes pressure really well, so England are looking increasingly solid and showing real belief.

The confidence of Pickford and the back-three is immense. People really trust him now and he has got better as the tournament has gone on. The whole of the United Kingdom is looking on to him to save the team.

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