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Jordan Pickford says the onus is on England to win its last two matches within the group stage of the Beneath-21 European Championship following an earthly zero-zero draw with reigning champion Sweden on Friday.
The Younger Lions’ direct techniques have been pretty ineffectual towards the Swedes, and the outcome might’ve been a lot worse if 23-yr-previous Pickford, a current £30-million signing for Everton, did not cuff away Linus Wahlqvist‘s 81st-minute penalty.
“We will not put an excessive amount of strain on ourselves, we have to win two video games,” Pickford advised BBC Sport, noting that a additional six factors would guarantee pole place within the quartet.
“I feel we will play so much higher however we nonetheless received a draw towards Sweden and we will nonetheless get by means of.”
England takes on Slovakia on Monday, earlier than dealing with Poland in entrance of a packed Kolporter Area in Kielce three days later.
Pickford made positive he obtained his costly change from Sunderland to Everton “out of the best way and over the road so I might concentrate on the Euros,” and disregarded strategies after the Sweden draw that he’d be fazed by turning into the third costliest ‘keeper in world soccer.
“It is my job to be a goalkeeper and maintain the ball out of the web and that is what I’ve accomplished. I’ve stored a clear sheet. It is only a quantity, it does not have an effect on me,” he insisted to the Guardian’s Ed Aarons.