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Everton boss won’t single out England international for criticism

Everton manager Marco Silva has stressed that Jordan Pickford was not the sole player to blame for the club’s 6-2 hammering at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. The Merseyside outfit had come into the game with plenty of optimism and they took the lead via Theo Walcott in the 21st minute of the Premier League clash.

However, they were soon pegged back with the equaliser from Son Heung-min but that culminated from an error from Pickford, who rushed out for the ball, only to tangle with defender Kurt Zouma in the lead up. Thereafter, the visitors dominated the proceedings to secure a 3-1 at the break and they managed to replicate the performance in the second period to hand the Toffees a hiding in front of their supporters.

“Speaking after the game, Silva highlighted that Jordan can’t take the entire blame for the loss“ and there were plenty of loopholes throughout the team’s performance, he said: “It is our job. Not just with Jordan, with all of them. My job is to give them feedback. These type of things happen in the game. It is something which has happened in the last few matches but we have to give them feedback “to stop it happening“ again. Like you expect, everything what I can say about our players I will say inside the dressing room.”

Pickford made for a name for himself with a strong debut season with the Toffees last term and this has helped him seal the number one role with England after starring for them at the summer World Cup. Despite this, he has shown signs of vulnerability during the ongoing campaign and the error against Spurs was his third of the league season. Only Bournemouth’s Asmir Begovic and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno have made the same number of misjudgements this term.