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Sport Pickford's cheeky penalty preparation revealed

12:50  06 july  2018
12:50  06 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Southgate describes shoot-out win as ‘special moment’

  Southgate describes shoot-out win as ‘special moment’ Gareth Southgate has reacted to England's 4-3 penalty shoot-out win over Colombia in the World Cup."Fantastic," Southgate said to ITV. "I think we deserved it as well. We played so well in the 90 minutes, We showed resilience to come back from huge disappointment and kept calm. It's huge credit to all our players and staff.

Video: England fans celebrate after penalties win. Now backup keeper Jack Butland has revealed just how canny Pickford was in his own preparation , with his In a bid to ensure opposition number one David Ospina would not catch sight of the cheeky tactic, Pickford wrapped the bottle in a towel.

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Jordan Pickford celebrates after becoming the hero of England's victory over Colombia © Getty Jordan Pickford celebrates after becoming the hero of England's victory over Colombia

Jordan Pickford had a special water bottle covered with details of every Colombian player's penalty habits to help him play a decisive role in England's historic World Cup shoot-out victory, it has been revealed.

The Everton goalkeeper made a tremendous one-handed save to deny Carlos Bacca during the nerve-wracking spot-kicks on Tuesday night, allowing Eric Dier to step up and book the Three Lions' place in the quarter-final.

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Pickford's mentor speaks of pride

  Pickford's mentor speaks of pride Former Sunderland star Kevin Ball has spoken of his happiness after Jordan Pickford made a crucial save in the shoot-out against Colombia last night which saw England reach the last 16, according to ITV. As a result, England won their first ever Shoot-out at a Fifa World Cup thanks to Pickford’s brilliance. Pickford came through the ranks at Sunderland and is still highly thought of up there despite recently moving onto the Premier League and Everton last summer where he enjoyed a fine season. The England and Everton stoppers, old PE teacher, Alan Fisher, spoke about how good he was at sport even in those days: “He always was a standout pupil for various sports whether it be football, cross country or tennis. He had this winning mentality and I think that’s one thing he showed last night.” He has firmly become England’s number one and will play a key role if they are to progress any further in this tournament with Sweden up next on Saturday afternoon in Moscow. The young keeper made 53 appearances for club and country last term and his reputation is really growing throughout Europe. Pickford’s former mentor spoke following the brilliance of the youngster to ITV Sport earlier today: “I was like an expectant father. I was walking the floors, pacing, my missus was going ‘where you going?’ and I just said ‘I can’t watch it’.” “I went to the garden, came back in and screamed; it was a tremendous moment and one we all felt very proud about.

Pickford ’ s save, following Mateus Uribe’s miss, meant Eric Dier could send England into the quarter-finals to face Sweden if he converted from 12 yards. While the England squad leaped into the air, euphoric with the chance to *finally* win a World Cup penalty shootout

England football team Jordan Pickford ' s penalty -saving secret revealed in England's World Cup 2018 win - and it includes a drinks bottle Pickford became only the second goalkeeper to save a penalty for England in a World Cup shootout.

Manager Gareth Southgate has spoken about how much practice has gone into his side's penalty-taking at the tournament, with the players keen to put an end to a run of three consecutive World Cup shoot-out defeats.

Pickford saves from Carlos Bacca © Getty Pickford saves from Carlos Bacca

Now backup keeper Jack Butland has revealed just how canny Pickford was in his own preparation, with his teammate having scrawled notes all over a water bottle and taken it with him to the goal.

"The night before the game we all sat down - the keepers, goalie coach and the analysts - and went over everything that could possibly come up," he said.

"We watched a bunch of penalties and we all came to our own individual conclusions, which all matched up and gave us confidence and belief in what we were going to do. There were no nerves or worries."

Former Reds goalkeeper told Liverpool to sign Pickford

  Former Reds goalkeeper told Liverpool to sign Pickford Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has revealed that he encouraged the Reds to sign Jordan Pickford years before he was picked up by rivals Everton. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Kirkland recalls his time at Preston North End back in 2015. Kirkland signed a one-year deal with the club and was at Deepdale while Pickford was there on loan. “I was raving about him to the Liverpool staff, saying ‘this lad is the best I’ve worked with’. I told them he is going to be something special – but not many people take notice of me to be honest!” “Unfortunately they didn’t get him and Everton have got, for me, a steal even at £30million.” After catching the eye at Bradford, Sunderland sent the player to Preston to continue his development. He would continue to impress and made his way into the Sunderland first-team, which is what prompted Everton to make their move for the player. Pickford has found his name in the headlines after playing a key role in England’s dramatic penalty shootout against Colombia on Tuesday night.

Jordan Pickford did Ronaldo' s celebration after England' s penalty win. For England fans on Wednesday morning, Jordan Pickford is just as much of a

GETTY. Jordan Pickford : The England hero revealed the secret to his penalty shootout save. The England and Everton goalkeeper pulled off a stunning stop from Carlos Bacca, who was taking Colombia’ s fifth penalty , with the scores level at 3-3.

The goalkeeper is mobbed by his teammates at the end of the shootout © Getty The goalkeeper is mobbed by his teammates at the end of the shootout

In a bid to ensure opposition number one David Ospina would not catch sight of the cheeky tactic, Pickford wrapped the bottle in a towel.

Butland admitted he was worried the Colombian might be tempted to grab a sip and end up noticing the notes, but they managed to get away with it.

"It was just our way of preparing for each and every penalty taker," Butland added.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Colombia vs England - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 3, 2018  England's Jordan Pickford during the penalty shootout   REUTERS/John Sibley © Reuters Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Colombia vs England - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 3, 2018 England's Jordan Pickford during the penalty shootout REUTERS/John Sibley

"It can be difficult and you don't want to be looking back and forth to the sideline, discussing which way you should be diving and what you're going to do.

"The night before we set out what we expected, what we believed and just had some little reminders there. We were prepared and it paid off."

Fabregas takes a cheeky dig at Spurs

  Fabregas takes a cheeky dig at Spurs Cesc Fabregas has never been shy to throw a cheeky dig or two towards Tottenham fans in the past. Having played for both Arsenal and Chelsea, he knows his fair share about London rivalries. Fabregas recently took to Twitter to show the official account of the Europa League following him after Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League, something that prompted quite a reaction from Spurs fans. The Spanish midfielder was up to his old tricks once again when a Tottenham supporter urged him to make the move to Spurs. Despite falling out of favour under head coach Antonio Conte last season, Fabregas has remained a popular figure at Chelsea. The former Barcelona midfielder is highly thought of by many in the game and it remains to be seen what role he could play at Stamford Bridge next season, with Maurizio Sarri expected to replace Conte.

With just one flick of his outstretched left hand, Jordan Pickford became a national hero. The Everton goalkeeper denied Colombia' s Carlos Bacca with a

Pickford revealed that he had highlighted Bacca as being a man who he could save from during his penalty preparation ahead of facing Colombia. “We knew Bacca was maybe a bit of weak link on the penalties from watching his previous ones,” said Pickford .

Despite the confidence boost, Butland said he was hopeful England would not have to navigate any further penalty shoot-outs during the rest of their time in Russia.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Colombia vs England - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 3, 2018  England's Jordan Pickford reacts  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov © Reuters Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Colombia vs England - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 3, 2018 England's Jordan Pickford reacts REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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