Football News Update: Euro 2024, Champions League, and More

A pundit has expressed concerns over Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s ability to perform consistently for the England national team at the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament.

Pickford, who has been a regular in Gareth Southgate’s starting lineup, is expected to be England’s first-choice goalkeeper at the European Championships. However, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Pickford’s “temperament lets him down at times,” which could be a concern for the national team.

“My worry would be Pickford. He’s a good keeper, but I think his temperament lets him down at times. In a tournament when you might play seven games, there will be setbacks โ€“ you need a keeper who calms his teammates down. I think Pickford does the opposite and this is where I’ve got my worries and question marks. I don’t think England win a big title with Pickford.”

Despite Pickford’s impressive performances for the England national team, his form for Everton in recent seasons has been a source of concern. The Toffees have narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League, and Hamann believes this inconsistency could be a problem for the national team.

England will be aiming to go one step further than their runner-up finish at Euro 2020, where they lost to Italy in the final. The team’s defense has been a worry, but Southgate has a wealth of attacking options to choose from.

Some have argued that this England squad is the best ever, but former midfielder Paul Ince has dismissed this notion, citing the depth of talent in past England teams, particularly in midfield.

In other football news, the Champions League continues to captivate audiences, with the semifinal matchups set to take place. The Africa Cup of Nations standings are also being closely followed, as teams vie for the prestigious trophy. Meanwhile, the Premier League, EFL Cup, EFL Championship, EFL One, EFL Two, and FA Cup continue to provide excitement for football fans across the country.

Stay tuned for more updates on these and other key football events in the coming weeks and months.

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