Recently retired England goalkeeper Ben Foster has criticized international goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. He was unable to block a mediocre mid-range shot and England were eliminated.
British media ‘Daily Mail’ said on the 13th (Korean time), ‘Foster criticized Pickford for being too slow to react to Chua Meni’s shot. Most other Premier League goalkeepers said they would have stopped.”
England lost 2-1 to France in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In the 17th minute of the first half, Aurelien Chuameni hit a mid-range shot.
A penalty kick was awarded in the 35th minute of the second half after trailing 1-2, but leading striker Harry Kane missed. Kane’s mistake was blamed for the loss, but Foster insisted that Chuameni’s shot should have been blocked in the first place.
“It was 22 or 23 meters out. The shot went through Jude Bellingham’s leg. It didn’t get in the way of Pickford. It didn’t matter,” Foster pointed out.
The moment Chua Meni shot, Bellingham hurriedly ran. He reached his foot and tried to block his shot. The shot went past Bellingham’s legs. There is an opinion that this action may obscure Pickford’s vision. The poster refutes this.
“It was a well-dived, saveable shot,” Foster was sure. Most Premier League goalkeepers would have blocked it. I really think so. Even Pickford, if he sees the slow screen again, he will blame himself for having blocked it.
The Daily Mail warned that Pickford could miss out on the national team’s goalkeeper position in the future.
The Daily Mail said, ‘Pickford’s position is no longer an iron rice bowl. can be challenged. Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope are 스포츠토토 menacing. It’s definitely not superior to Pickford, but it shows a higher level at times,’ he predicted the competition.
Pickford made his debut for Sunderland in 2011. Since 2017 he has been a goalkeeper for Everton. He played a big role in England’s 2018 Russia World Cup semi-finals and Euro 2020 runner-up.