Agbonlahor slams Everton player getting an easy ride from the media
Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen is getting an easy ride from the media compared to Jordan Pickford, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker called on Carlo Ancelotti to pick one of the pair and stick with them.
Olsen has started the Toffees’ last two Premier League games with Pickford missing out with a rib injury.
After an impressive display in Everton’s 2-1 win over Leeds United, Olsen backed up with a lackluster performance in their 3-3 draw with Manchester United at the weekend.
Man United had 11 shots on the Sweden international’s goal which yielded an xG of just 1.63, according to infogol.
And Agbonlahor was left particularly unhappy at the hosts’ third goal – a Scott McTominay harder.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Olsen has done well but when you concede that header he conceded against Manchester United you start to think to yourself ‘If that was Pickford because he’s English and the English media like to get on their players they’d be on his case.’
“Because it’s not it’s a foreign player you don’t hear about.
“I’m sure if that was Pickford who made the mistake for the goal then everybody would be on his back.
“It’s a tough one. I think Carlo Ancelotti just needs to pick his number one goalkeeper and stick with it.”
After missing out at Old Trafford, Pickford faces a late fitness test ahead of Everton’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Tottenham.
Olsen has started their two previous FA Cup games against Championship sides Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday.