Loads of Everton fans have been reacting to former West Ham United, Chelsea and England international goalkeeper Rob Green’s view on Robin Olsen and what it means for Jordan Pickford.
Writing in his column for BBC, Green thinks that Pickford should not be threatened by the arrival of Olsen, who joined the Merseyside club on loan on transfer deadline day.
However, he did say that Olsen could provide some competition to Pickford and may even replace him as the number one in between the sticks at Goodison Park should he impress Carlo Ancelotti in training.
Pickford was guilty of an error that lead to a goal for Neal Maupay’s strike for Brighton last weekend in the Premier League, which luckily did not prove costly as the Toffees ran out 4-2 winners in the end.
Should Pickford be sold by Everton?
Olsen made zero errors leading to goals while playing in Serie A last term and so is perhaps a more reliable option than Pickford in this sense, but Green believes that the Sweden international has not been bought to replace the 26-year old as the number one for the Blues.
These Everton supporters reacted to Green’s claim on Twitter:
If Pickford isn’t worried about Olsen’s arrival then he’s very silly. He should be. Ancelotti was never going to hang him out to try. He was first choice with zero competition. Ancelotti not hanging him out to dry means zero. Midfield was always the priority.
— Jim Mošić non professional minority fan (@JMoran1982) October 6, 2020
I am not sure he will put any pressure on Pickford but I would expect him to be an improvement as a backup
— Paul Cooper (@coopblue71) October 6, 2020
Pressure means someone who can play. Statistically Olsen is better. Maybe he hopes he can learn from Olsen. He has a lot of experience. Statistically as shot stoppers it’s close but Olsen owns the box. Pickford stays glued to the line. I think he wil play him to send a message.
— Lew (@LewisHu14622733) October 6, 2020
The sooner the better
— lawrence mcnally (@lawrencemcnally) October 6, 2020
Pointless unless they think he is capable of replacing Pickford. Which I presume they do.
— Paul Collyer (@dobssi) October 6, 2020
If this sentiment is shared by Pickford himself, it won’t work. I’d drop him immediately for a game or 2 to ensure he knows it can happen.
— ❾ (@Gre9oryPeck) October 7, 2020
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