Jordan Pickford Will Win The Euro 2020 Golden Glove After Stellar Tournament
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Going into tonight's semi-final with Denmark at Wembley, England's No.1 is yet to concede a goal - having kept five consecutive clean sheets in the tournament.
Italy shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Alvaro Morata's penalty in the shoot-out to help the Azzurri book a place in Saturday's final but the goal conceded at the hands of the Spain striker in the second half denied the 22-year-old a fourth clean sheet.
Donnarumma kept Turkey, Switzerland and Wales at bay but conceded against Austria, Belgium and now Spain - meaning he cannot catch Pickford even if England lose to Denmark.
CONFIRMED: with 5 clean sheets in 5 games so far this tournament, Jordan Pickford has won the Golden Glove award pic.twitter.com/SadvXzWDJh- :flag_black: (@WestHamUniteed) July 6, 2021
Belgium's Thibaut Courtois and Maarten Stekelenburg are both level with Donnarumma on three clean sheets.
Having gone through a difficult period with Everton and it looking like he might lose his place in the side, Pickford has had a superb tournament and made crucial world-class stops in games against Scotland and Germany.
Another shutout will see Pickford set a new clean sheet record in the European Championship.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville recently singled out Pickford as his pick for "England's player of the tournament so far", while former England international Trevor Sinclair believes he is now "one of the best goalkeepers in the world".
"There's one thing I've been really impressed with, I heard the other day he's been seeing a sports psychologist, and that's Jordan Pickford," Sinclair told talkSPORT.
"I have been very critical of him and his concentration. Nothing personal about him, but from a goalkeeping view and his style of goalkeeping, what you need from a goalkeeper and his calmness.
"It's not been there in the past. I wasn't convinced he could keep clean sheets for us, do simple things well and keep his concentration.
"He's proved me wrong and he has done that and I'm pleased he's going to see a sports psychologist because he looks like one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment."