Surely you can’t think that mate?
It was 100% deliberate and done with intent. I’m not saying that because of the outcome or because I hate everton, I’m saying it as somebody who’s played football his entire life.
You do not leave the ground like that unless you want to seriously clatter your opponent. Not having anybody using the excuse of he’s a keeper and his job is to ‘make himself big’. He leapt three foot in the air and went in with his feet and scissored him.
He might not have wanted to cause a bloody ACL injury but I’ve got no doubt what so ever he meant to clatter Virgil.
Disgaree richarlisons was worse too. Both reckless but atleast richarlisons was an old fashioned 50-50 with the ball to be won. Pickfords was border-line assault.
I do yeah
And I'm.ssying it also as someone who played for 25 years
F***ing awful technique but not intentional
Agree with Carra on it. He used his tackle on Nani as a tackle with intent to hurt and he didnt think Pickfords was either and I agree with him
Richarlison far worse in my opinion (as someone who played cm for 25 years too) as the whole thing was in front of him
Ultimately the only person who knows is pickford so I guess we will all just have to agree to disagree on it
And again for the record I'm not defending him whatsoever
He deserved a red