Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford says he learned from this season’s off-field drama and has matured throughout the campaign. The England goalkeeper ended the season on a high after helping the Three Lions finish third in the Nations League.
Pickford scored and saved a penalty against Switzerland in Sunday’s shootout and is now set for a short break before returning to club duties. He was criticised on occasions throughout the recent Premier League campaign, while also being involved in a scuffle at a bar in April.
After being disciplined by Everton, Pickford says he has grown as a person and believes he can continue to improve for both club and country. He told reporters: “You learn from everything, how to become a man and grow. “I’ve got a little baby now and life has changed, so with the little baby and my missus, it is a totally different lifestyle now and it is great.
“I just want to be a normal lad but you have got to realise certain situations, but you learn from it like you learn from everything. “So you move on from that and after that incident I pushed on at the end of the season, a lot of clean sheets. It just shows my character, it is what it is.”