Noel Whelan has slated Jordan Pickford and claimed he has an attitude problem after Everton lost 3-0 at Molineux on Sunday.

The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 26-year-old “thinks he can get away with whatever he wants” on and off the field.

Pickford gave a wry smile after he nearly bundled a tame Daniel Podence effort into the back of his net with the Toffees 2-0 down yesterday.

The England number one was then at fault for the Wanderers third as he allowed Diogo Jota to beat him at his near post and put the game beyond doubt.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Pickford’s performance, Whelan said: “He is not concentrating on his game.

“He has a bit of an attitude on him and we have seen that on his nights out. He seems to think he can get away with whatever he wants.

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“You are England’s number one, that is not how you behave on a night out, going to the darts and downing a pint. That is not how an England number one goalkeeper should behave for me.

“We have seen it before when he has let goals in and he is too busy talking about the cameras.

“His antics off the field coupled with his job on the field have not been good enough and there is a question mark over him right now. Sometimes people think they are bigger than what they are.”

In other Everton news, Alex Bruce tips 24-year-old to be axed by Carlo Ancelotti if his form does not drastically improve.

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