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.
“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.