Deluded Marco Silva bizarrely claims Jordan Pickford wasn’t affected by Newcastle fans interaction
The big talking point this weekend has been about Jordan Pickford making a fool of himself, by letting a running feud with Newcastle fans affect his game.
The Everton goalkeeper concentrating more on winding up the home supporters, than focusing on how to catch a simple cross, for example.
The former Sunderland keeper repeatedly caught out making wrong decisions, only luck preventing him being red carded and leaking goals before the eventual three in 19 minutes which lost Everton the game.
Marco Silva in a minority of one wen he claims: ‘I’m not thinking that the good and not so good things he did in the game were because of the crowd.’
If anybody actually accepted Silva’s point of view, it hardly is a positive if he is saying that this was then just a normal day at the office for Pickford, with the Sunderland/Newcastle rivalry not playing a part.
The Everton boss saying ‘I can see what our players did for 60 minutes only to give it away so easily.’
The reality is though that it was only through pure luck that Jordan Pickford hadn’t already lost them the game by that point. As well as his all round dodgy goalkeeping, the visiting keeper should clearly have been red carded when the penalty was given.
It is understandable that Marco Silva is trying to deflect criticism away from the clown in goal but so bad was his performance, if he was playing in any other position on the pitch other than in goal, Silva would have subbed Jordan Pickford long before he conceded the three goals.
That is now a massive 100 goals conceded by Pickford in the Premier League since joining Everton 19 months ago.
Marco Silva talking to the Liverpool Echo:
“Jordan is an expressive player…
“Two seasons ago he made a big step in his career coming to us.
“Then, playing at the level he played for the national team in the World Cup and he is able to cope with all atmospheres in all stadiums around the world.
“I’m not thinking that the good and not so good things he did in the game were because of the crowd.
“It is really difficult for us and me as a coach when we prepare everything so well and I can see what our players did for 60 minutes only to give it away so easily.
“It is a lesson for all of our players, starting with Jordan.
“Because we have to have enough experience to take the right decisions at this level and we have had a lack of that in some moments during the season and again, on Saturday, it was really difficult for us.
“It is not just about Jordan, it is about the whole team.
“When something wrong happened for us in the game everything changed so fast.
“Even when they score to make it 2-1, we had to keep doing what we had planned, what is our way and what we have the capacity to do.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Everton 2
Rondon 65, Perez, 81, 84
Calvert-Lewin 18, Richarlison 32
Possession was Everton 54% Newcastle 46%
Total shots were Everton 7 Newcastle 19
Shots on target were Everton 3 Newcastle 7
Corners were Everton 2 Newcastle 8
Referee: Lee Mason
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles (Dummett 45), Lejeune, Ritchie (Kenedy 73), Hayden, Ki (Shelvey 79), Almiron, Perez, Rondon
Darlow, Joselu, Diame, Manquillo
Crowd: 52,242 (Everton 3,000)
(Excellent match analysis from Matt Le Tissier – Read HERE)
(Alan Shearer perfect reaction to stunning Newcastle 3 Everton 2 comeback HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – HERE)
(Outrageous from Marco Silva as he blames match officials for Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – Read HERE)
(Just have a look at Jordan Pickford’s face after the final whistle – See HERE)
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