Thursday, October 22, 2020

Paul Robinson backs Jordan Pickford over new Everton signing Robin Olsen

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Paul Robinson has suggested that Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will retain his place in the starting lineup despite the signing of Robin Olsen.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and England international goalkeeper believes that although Pickford needs competition, Olsen is not going to threaten his place in the team straightaway.

Everton signed the Sweden international goalkeeper on a season-long loan deal from Italian club AS Roma on summer transfer deadline day.

Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he does need a challenger behind him, somebody he knows who is able to take his jersey. Robin Olsen is an experienced goalkeeper who has played at international level for Sweden for a long time.

“He had an indifferent time at Roma, he wasn’t at Roma last year he was on loan at Cagliari and played a handful of games for Cagliari.

“He comes with a wealth of experience and stability that can be there if needed. I don’t think there’s any call to replace Jordan Pickford at the moment, you look at it he’s not playing badly he’s making mistakes.”

Jordan Pickford needs competition

Pickford is a very good goalkeeper, but the England international does need competition.

The former Sunderland star has made costly errors from time to time over the past few seasons, and perhaps there is an element of complacency about him.

Olsen is a good goalkeeper with international pedigree with Sweden, and he could push Pickford to do better this season.

Everton have won all four of their Premier League games so far this season, and are rated at 11/4 by Betfair to finish in the top four.


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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