“I don’t see a big difference in Jordan Pickford from the first day I started working with him. I see the same humble guy every day, open to listening and to learning. In a season you can have good moments and others not so good. All of us, and him especially, expect big things of him because he has the quality and shows it during the season. You are talking about the number one for the national team.”
Silva said Pickford is learning to deal with extra scrutiny, not allowing emotions impact on his concentration.
“Yes, I agree. I’m not saying he doesn’t have it (emotional balance). He has. He shows it in some moments,” said the Portuguese coach.
“After the Liverpool match 15 days ago everyone was saying we drew because Jordan was outstanding. He made a fantastic save one against one with Salah, yes. Now you’re saying we lost the Newcastle game because of this or that and all the highlights are on Jordan.