Jordan PICK PICKFORD!D!
WORLD EXCLUSIVE goalkeeping masterclass! England’s No.1 gives Match of the Day magazine a WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN A BACKPASS ARRIVES AT YOUR FEET?
HOW DID YOU BECOME A KEEPER, JORDAN?
JORDAN SAYS: “My brother is six years older than me and when he played in the street I would go out and dive about all over the place – I was a bit daft. We used to play heads and volleys!” JORDAN SAYS: “I don’t think they look into it that much! I only do it for England and it’s my decision where to dive – I might even change it! I knew what Paul Pogba was going to do when he ran up to the ball this season, that’s how I managed to save his. His long run-up didn’t put me at a disadvantage – it probably helped, because I knew not to gamble and dive early!” JORDAN SAYS: “I remember when I was on loan at Alfreton Town but still training at Sunderland, so I would drive to the game on the day. When we played Newport away, me and my parents had to set off early in the morning and I would have to eat in the car because it took hours. The conditions were awful too! Then we went straight home after the game. I can’t remember what the score was – but that’s me all over!” JORDAN SAYS: “Who is the closest player pressing me and can I play my Rocket Ball to one of our front three as a long pass? My first thought is: ‘Can I play a long pass rather than a short one?’ Ederson’s Rocket Ball is quality, isn’t it? If that long ball is on, I’m all over it!” JORDAN SAYS: “I’ve got a big bum – I’m not gonna lie. Ha-ha! I’m quite strong in the legs, so of course that might help!” JORDAN SAYS: “Get comfortable with the ball and get your technique right, because the muscle and power will come in time. If you focus on getting the technique right now, the power will develop and your sidewinder will become more accurate and longer!”