Marco Silva leaps to defence of Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickord

Silva backs Pickford after criticsm

Everton boss Marco Silva has leapt to the defence of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford following his performance against Newcastle last weekend.

Pickford may have impressed last season and during the World Cup with England but it’s been a difficult campaign so far.

The Englishman’s form has been up and down but one of his worst performances came against Newcastle.

Despite saving a penalty, Pickford put himself in that position by fumbling the ball into Salomon Rondon’s path.

Pickford then palmed a shot right into the path of Ayoze Perez for Newcastle’s equaliser.

Safe to say, Newcastle fans were loving it.

However, Everton fans were not too happy but Marco Silva has leapt to Pickford’s defence today.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Divock Origi of Liverpool shoots under pressure from Jordan Pickford of Everton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“I think it’s not fair”

The Everton boss has explained that Pickford shouldn’t be singled out for criticism.

Not only that, he claimed that ‘Jordan has all my confidence’.

‘I don’t like to go on particularly one player, I think it’s not fair,’ he explained, as quoted by the Mail. 

‘I’m the first one here and my players are always behind me because I’m the first one to take all the responsibilities of what my players are doing on the pitch.

‘I understand everything that people are saying about Jordan. Jordan has all my confidence, like Maarten (Stekelenburg) and Joao Virginia, our goalkeepers.

‘He has to understand during one career that in some moments everybody is happy with you, the other moments some people speak not good things about you. It’s normal in football.

‘These people now are maybe writing or saying something about him, they are the same people that eight, nine or 10 months ago were celebrating the good performances of Jordan.’

Marco Silva in trouble: Mauricio Pochettino precedent forecasts Chelsea & West Ham bans

Marco Silva is also in hot water after the Newcastle loss.

That is because he could be set for a touchline ban.

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