Pickford and Neville

Jordan Pickford has shot back at Gary Neville, challenging the Sky Sports pundit to repeat his recent criticisms in person. Neville likened the Everton keeper’s arms to those of a Tyrannosaurus Rex following another error-strewn performance against Crystal Palace.


Pickford“Gary knows where I am,” Pickford told Soccer on Sunday. “Someone calls me T-Rex arms to my face, they get slapped. That’s if they’re in range, obviously — which usually they aren’t. A lot of my punches turn out to be fresh airs, if I’m honest.”

“My arm length is improving,” said the England international. “I sleep most nights hanging from a rafter in the attic, and I sometimes ask the neighbours to tie an arm each to their bumpers and drive off in different directions.”

“These are the little things Neville doesn’t see,” he added.