'Starting to get giddy' - Everton fans react to 23-year-old international heroics
By Danny Wright
Jordan Pickford was on hand to help England Under-21s earn a point against Sweden in the European Championships on Friday night – and Everton fans on Twitter were delighted with his display.
The Toffees announced the signing of the 23-year-old on Thursday in a British record fee for a goalkeeper which could rise as high as £30million.
The ex-Sunderland stopper was in the spotlight again on Friday, as he produced international heroics for the Young Lions by saving a penalty in the 81st minute.
Sweden Under-21s’ Linus Wahlqvist had his spot-kick punched away by Pickford, who had started to dive in the wrong direction.
— EFC Statto (@EFC_Statto) June 16, 2017
Adrian Boothroyd’s then managed to hold on to a goalless draw to start their Group A campaign in the Under-21 European Championship in Poland.
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Everton fans were over the moon with what they saw from their new man with one fan saying that he is “starting to get giddy” due to excitement.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Jason Berry (@jberry79) June 16, 2017
— peter james needham (@pjneedham40) June 16, 2017
Ye waste of money him ????????????
— EFC (@COYB1976) June 16, 2017
Haha great penalty save Pickford lad.#EFC
— Kev (@KevBlank9) June 16, 2017
Go ed pickford saved a pen for England… Money well spent ????????????????#EFC
— steve brown (@scouse51976) June 16, 2017
Well done Pickford
— soph (@SophGallagher4) June 16, 2017
Great penalty save Pickford. Better than the Tim Howard penalty flop ????
— Paul Fitzsimons (@PaulFitzsimons5) June 16, 2017
Pickford was playing alongside his new Toffees teammate Mason Holgate in the stalemate with Sweden while Tammy Abraham, Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse also starred.
Slovakia and Poland are also in England’s group for the Under-21s Euros.
The Young Lions face Slovakia on Monday before ending the group stages against the hosts next Thursday.