Jordan Pickford believes England are a much improved side since their World Cup triumph in the summer.
The Three Lions reached the semifinals in the World Cup but their dreams shattered as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Croatia. Gareth Southgate’s side now will have a wonderful chance to avenge their defeat against the Croatians as they are due to host them in a very important clash in the UEFA Nations League.
A win in this match would see England through to the Finals of the Nations League scheduled for next year while a loss would relegate them to the League B. England’s rapid progress in the World Cup could be the start of a revolution under the guidance of Gareth Southgate.
The England manager has brought an amount of stability within the side and Pickford thinks England are only going to improve in future. “I think it had to. We want to progress as a group and progress for England and become better and better.
“We couldn’t just rest after getting knocked out in the semi-finals; that was the start to move forward and become as good as we can as a group. We are definitely progressing and the first hurdle was we wanted to beat these top teams in the world.
“Some people said we don’t beat the top teams and we know we are capable of doing it.”