Former England goalkeeper claims one inferiority is keeping Ramsdale on the sidelines

Paul Robinson has claimed that Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale is behind Everton’s Jordan Pickford because the latter is more comfortable with using his feet.

The Gunners shot-stopper has come on leaps and bounds since arriving in north London just over 12 months ago, quickly establishing himself as the club’s first-choice ahead of Bernd Leno, and his form since has seen him touted as the long-term option for the England role also.

As of yet however, Pickford seems to have retained the role for his country, and former England and Tottenham number one Paul Robinson has claimed that the Blues man’s ability to use his feet is making the difference.

“Aaron Ramsdale, Dean Henderson with their feet, are not as good as Jordan Pickford, no. And it’s something that he’s had to work on and he’s worked very hard on it,” Robinson said on Sky Sports via Football Daily.

I don’t believe that Pickford is better than Ramsdale in any way, but he does have the experience of being that guy for England.

His form at club level has to be a worry however, but I’m not sure Southgate has the bottle to change his thinking so close to the tournament. Look at the likes of Shaw, Maguire and Mount?

I personally think Gareth has got stuck in with his favourites, and think England are beginning to stagnate under his reign.

Does anyone believe Southgate has it in him to make that call?



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  1. And Pope starts because he definitely isn’t weak with his feet. Logic. Writer has it spot on Southgate has favourites and is too focused on defending the media storm than making objective decisions. When he chose to start Sterling against many cries at the euro’s Sterling had still played a lot of games that season and well. He’d just fallen out of favour in the run in and still played (and there was a contract saga that has seen him go to Chelsea since.) Maguire is pure faith and it backfired spectacularly tonight and has made Maguire’s own personal life and redemption far harder, poor management.

    1. Will also add City were/are the best the team in the country and consistently United have not been remotely close to that.

      1. Pickford is a better keeper than Ramsdale
        I think the Arsenal keeper is too erratic
        Pickford can also be error prone but past 18 months has been excellent for both club and county
        I think the press want Ramsdale in goal because of their unhealthy agenda against the Everton keeper. Strange really as he’s never let England down.
        Last game Ramsdale played for England his was very poor.

  2. What poor form for Everton for Pickford? These pundits don’t watch games, he’s been superb for us for 2 years now

  3. Southgate stated brilliantly with the youngsters. but the team not seem to be evolving into that well tune machinery.

    Yes the team has stagnated

    1. Southgate start his career as England number 1 very promising. But, for the past few years not making any progress. His decision to keep Maguire doesn’t make any sense at all. He has many talented players that can help England to win something, yet he can’t really optimize them.. for me, after world cup, Southgate must be replaced..

  4. No..Don’t think Southgate is the right man
    My mates and I decided to pick our own English team and we realized that England has a lot of talent and can get to the finals of the world cup
    England’s best managers are committed to club and not country and that’s a pity

    1. Southgate lacks the tactical ability to pilot England to win honours at the biggest stage . He has done his best however that’s all you can get from him

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