Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has admitted that he misses football but supports whatever measures that have been put in place to contain the highly contagious coronavirus.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the England international said that he misses his teammates and Everton staff.

“I’m missing the day-to-day banter with the lads and staff at USM Finch Farm but, as I say, there’s a bigger picture right now and the focus has to be to save lives and do our job of staying home and protecting the NHS,” he revealed.

At the same time, he applauded the country’s health workers as they battle to prevent Covid-19 outbreak.

“I joined everyone in my parents’ street to applaud our doctors and nurses and every other NHS worker on Thursday night. It was a nice touch to recognise what they are doing at this time and demonstrate how we are all thinking about them. We need to take care of ourselves and do what’s best for the nation and for the world,” he said. 

He also released that Everton players and staff are helping through the club’s Blue Family Campaign. 

“I saw Mason and the manager making phone calls and Yerry doing his Spanish lessons! As players, we always get involved and I’ll be making calls next week to check on a few people, hopefully, lift their spirits and make sure they know the Club is here for them, whatever they need. I am looking forward to it.”

Source: https://futaa.com/article/204857/everton-keeper-pickford-admits-missing-football-teammates

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