Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope wants the England spot of Everton’s Jordan Pickford

    Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is hoping to be in goal for the Three Lions at next summer’s European Championships as he aims to snatch the starting berth from Everton’s Jordan Pickford.

    The Toffees star was manager Gareth Southgate’s first-choice at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was in goal during the qualifiers for the Euros.

    Pickford’s place in England’s starting XI is under huge threat, though, with Pope putting in top performances for Burnley this term.

    The 28-year-old has kept most clean sheets (11) in the Premier League thus far and will fancy his chances of pipping everyone to the Golden Glove with only nine games left.

    His form would have definitely caught the eyes of Southgate, and while Pickford’s six clean sheets don’t harm his chances at the national side, his three errors leading to goals could.

    NFL Betting

    “One of my main things is not to look too far ahead,” Pope told the Guardian

    “I’m really looking after myself at Burnley.

    “England is so far away, even though being the No 1 is something that I want. It’s a real dream of mine to play at Wembley and to represent England as many times as possible.”

    Burnley, currently 10th in the table, are challenging for a top-seven finish, with only four points between them and the Europa League places, and they have the brilliant Pope to thank for it.

    While Pickford’s ability on the ball continues to be an edge for him, he can’t afford to keep making schoolboy mistakes in goal with Pope breathing down his neck.

    If the Burnley star wins the Golden Glove this season and puts in another top shift next term, Southgate could find himself in a huge dilemma ahead of the Euros, and his Everton counterpart has to keep challenging himself to get better.

    Source link news

    Related articles


    1. 294166 623179Wow, superb weblog structure! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging glance easy. The total appear of your web internet site is superb, neatly as the content material material! 185016


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Newcastle join Arsenal, Tottenham in hunt for homesick Serie A star

    Reports in Italy claim Newcastle United have made enquiries about signing Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the summer transfer window. The 30-year-old has completed two...

    Giorgio Chiellini signs new contract

    Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini has signed a new two-year contract with the club until the summer of 2023, taking his time with the club...

    Inter have rejected two Chelsea bids for Romelu Lukaku

    Chelsea are desperate to sign a striker this summer but have been unsuccessful with the targets...

    Pogba spoke with Varane ‘at length’ ahead of Man United deal being struck

    By Conor Laird Published: August 2, 2021 7:36 pm Last Updated: August 2, 2021 7:46 pm   Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba did his part in convincing...

    Bolton issue club statement on ‘incident’ before pre-season friendly

    Bolton Wanderers have decided to issue a club statement on an ‘incident’ which took place just before kick off in their pre-season friendly. In the...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.