Jordan Henderson 'forever' in Jordan Pickford's debt

Jordan Henderson 'forever' in Jordan Pickford's debt

Jordan Henderson 'forever' in Jordan Pickford's debt

Jordan Pickford's dad screamed at his television watching his son lead his side to a World Cup penalty win.

England's first shootout triumph since Euro 1996 brought a positive end to an intense few days for Pickford.

England's No 1 was also given the opportunity to do some last-minute homework on Tuesday night because, while Southgate was providing some late instructions to those who would be taking spot-kicks, Pickford was given a new water bottle by goalkeeper coach Martyn Margetson.

But Pickford responded: 'It doesn't annoy me.

"While you're waiting to take it it's nerve-wrecking but when I went up I was quite calm".

"I didn't really think about the history of (England's penalty heartbreak) because we were so well prepared", Dier said.


"I thanked him, I can't thank him enough, I'm forever in his debt".

"I can't remember when I last took one in a match", he said.

"It's hard when you miss and nothing can be said that's going to make it alright but it's not about me, it doesn't really matter now, we won and that's the main thing". It's hard when you miss and nothing can be said that's going to make it all right, but it's not about me. We've moved on from Belgium and beaten Colombia - now it's Sweden to look forward to'. Exactly. In football you can always lose a shootout.

Soham-born former Ipswich and Bury Town goalkeeper Pope, in Russian Federation as Gareth Southgate's third-choice goalkeeper, has played a vital role in England's preparation for penalty shoot-outs in training, with Dier insisting the 26-year-old deserves plenty of credit for his winning effort in Moscow.

At half-time, a member of the Colombia backroom team purposely barged into Sterling as he headed for the tunnel.

"I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper", said the 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 metre) tall Pickford. 'They were trying everything to get into our heads but we kept cool'.

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