'Jordan Pickford is one of Europe's best, better than Donnarumma. I question why he’s not playing for a team higher up Premier League' – David James gives verdict on England Euro 2024 goalkeeper

England Euro 2024 squad England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford reacts during the international friendly match between England and Bosnia & Herzegovina at St James' Park on June 03, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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David James believes Jordan Pickford is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe – and questions why the England shot-stopper isn’t playing for a club higher up the Premier League table than Everton.

Pickford will play for England at his fourth major tournament this summer, equalling the tally of Three Lions great David Seaman. Peter Shilton is the only England goalkeeper to have played at five tournaments – thanks to one solitary appearance at Euro 80, when Ray Clemence was more frequently selected.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.

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