'What?' - Exclusive: Pundit fumes after Everton star axed v Man United tomorrow
Paul Robinson insists it is “harsh” for Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to drop Robin Olsen for tomorrow’s clash against Manchester United.
The former Spurs and Leeds United number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, is baffled by Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to drop Jordan Pickford for just one game.
Robin Olsen replaced Pickford for the trip to Newcastle, the summer signing making a number of top saves in an assured first outing for the club.
However, after the 2-1 loss at St. James’ Park, Ancelotti revealed that Pickford would be return to the starting eleven for Sunday’s game against Manchester United.
Robinson suggested that the England number one should earn his place back on merit.
“Olsen has come in and done really well, so it is also harsh on him,” he told Football Insider.
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“What kind of opportunities is he going to get?
“I do not see what you gain from dropping Pickford for one game. If you are going to do that, do it for three, four or five games.
“Olsen has played well so leave him in there and then Pickford can come back in on merit.”
Speaking on Pickford’s omission, Ancelotti said: “I explained I wanted to give Robin an opportunity and he will be back the next game against United.
“Olsen played well and he will play again. But not for the game against United. Why is it complicated? Not for me.”
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