Everton fans have found yet another reason to love Jordan Pickford, after their new number one shared his desire to never stop improving.
It’s no secret that Everton’s transfer window last summer was a bit of a disaster. Gylfi Sigurdsson showed flashes of brilliance before his injury, but other than that only really Jordan Pickford could be considered a success so far.
Pickford is expected to get the nod to start for England at the World Cup this summer, and his form for the Toffees has improved practically every week.
The 23 year-old made two fantastic saves in the Merseyside derby to deny Dominic Solanke and James Milner, but says he has no plans to rest on his laurels.
“All I want to do is improve,” Pickford told evertontv.
“It’s not just on the training pitch, it’s in the gym, too. I’m working hard to be the best I can be.
“I always give 100 per cent each game. As a lad growing up, you’ve got to enjoy playing football. As long as you give your best, that’s all you can do.
“I like to interact with the fans, too, and that’s how – hopefully – I’ve got a good relationship with them.”
The young stopper’s relationship with the fans is growing week on week, and his performance in the derby has certainly endeared him to any who still had their doubts.
Fans are absolutely loving Pickford’s comments, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Never leave please
— Ben Binstead (@ben_binstead) April 11, 2018
Player of the season by a mile! #EFC
— Stephen Bowfield (@stebowy1) April 11, 2018
— Michael (@greenallefc) April 11, 2018
Stay till you retired
— EVERFIFA_YT | Alvin Leung (@Wearealvin) April 11, 2018
Why is there even a no option?! Class act Jordan ?
— Ian G (@IanG1878) April 12, 2018