Jordan Pickford Attaches Much Importance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Jordan Pickford, the goalkeeper of Everton, says he never stop improving individual ability for the forthcoming of 2018 FIFA World Cup. As Joe Hart trying to compete for a first-team place at West Ham, Pickford and Stoke’s Jack are likely to grab the number one goalkeeper in Russia. Both of them are hunted by injuries in the past 18 months.

Pickford has become one of the superb footballers for his transfer for £30 million in the summer. He was also a man of the competition in Saturday’s draw at home to Chelsea.

When he was asked about the chances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 23-year-old professional football player says, “There is still a long way to go. I have to play for Everton insistently and improve my practical skills on sports fields. The only thing I can do is make sure contributing to the club indomitable. This will be a great experience for me.”

The reason why he cannot think too much about the 2018 FIFA World Cup is the great amount of competitions. He can spare no efforts to get there after experiencing all stuff on and off the pitch. But the critical task is to play at the Saturday match and to obtain a clean sheet.

He believes that there is still a long distance to go and it’s critical to concentrate on hard working. Only through this way, can he grow into a more and more competent and mature professional football player. He has accomplished his first appearances successfully, realizing his dream in person by his unremitting efforts. I would become the 24 at that time, and that will be a great experience.

He always improve his ability even if there is no rewards and applauses. He will improve himself consistently at full blast prior to the looming of 2018 FIFA World Cup. In spite of the desire to being famous and strong, he is unwilling to bear too much pressure for fearing of the negative effects of too heavy pressure. If he is not playing for the England national football team, he will not become a regular of the England side.

Jack Wilshere Also Desires to Participate in the World Cup

After proving his outstanding ability in the Premier League, he hopes that he could win the opportunity in England’s World Cup team. In the past three years, he was struggling against injuries, and he was loaned to Bournemouth in the last season. He returned to Arsenal in the summer and gradually cutting a striking figure at Europa League outings.

From the defeat 2-1 to Iceland in 2016, he has not earned any cap of the England national football team. However, he rushed into the Arsenal’s Premier League line-up fortunately. He feels he could make a difference for his team in Russia.

He believes he is able to play for his team in World Cup and to make contributions for it at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

FA and Jurgen Klopp Support Rhian Brewster over Abuse Claims

The Football Association and Jurgen Klopp hold that racist abuse haunting Rhian Brewster could be understood easily for previous similar experiences of a young Liverpool forward.

Rhian Brewster seven incidents have happened when he playing for England side and Liverpool youth teams. When confronting an interview with The Guardian, the young football player expresses his dissatisfaction and anger at the relevant government departments to deal with this problem.

In a statement of Football Association on the Website, the FA argues that they will take the racist abuse seriously and spare no efforts to support young footballers when they were treated unfairly. It’s their responsibility to stop this abhorrent actions.

“We have host workshops with our relevant groups, discussing on how team to reports similar matters and measurements to deal with problem as they are abused on the pitch.

“In the unfair treatment received by Rhian Brewster, we meet with him at his football club. He also expressed he is frustrated for this matter and expresses his concerns to us. After further understanding of specific conditions, we will support the young and eminent professional football player fully. In addition, we will continue to push relevant responses from related authorities.”

At a match between UEFA Youth League and Spartak Moscow in the earlier of this month, Liverpool shows their dissatisfaction after the incident. FA reveals that they are intend to deal with the problem with UEFA and FIFA.

The authorities was urged to perform better in assuring the evidence needed in further actions. They will take more efficient measurement to tackle the problem. Klopp says, “I hope this will not happen once again. The referees on sports fields need to pay more attention on the problem. It’s necessary for us to take it seriously and tackle the problem together. Everyone shall be responsible for the problem.”

“Although having never suffered the problem, I played with many football players and direct them as a manager from across the world. Busy and fierce competition will distract you from these problems. But Rhian reminds us the problem is still there, and it is needed to tackle badly.”

The Football Association also reveals that they have proposed a need to cooperate with UEFA and FIFA. Besides, concerns about the difficulties in reporting these matters are uttered at the same time.

“Aiming at protecting young footballers better, we hope to cooperate with UEFA and FIFA closely.” Paul Elliott, the president of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board, argues that they will negotiate and discuss on the matter with UEFA and FIFA in the following days.”

He suggest that Rhian speak out this matter bravely in a mature and open way. Although it is an awful experience, we still need to deal with it as much as possible.

After entering in the 2018, no one should endure this matter and be treated unfairly. It is incumbent for everyone to guard one’s legitimate rights. It’s also our responsibility to deal with it positively.

Roy Hodgson Praises Raheem Sterling for His Outstanding Performances

The gradually maturing football player imposes a great threat to other football teams. In the pursing of the 19th straight victory, the 23 years old footballer is also an influential football player as usual. On Sunday, an important match among many matches of Premier League was held at Selhurst Park. Prior to becoming a critical football player of England side, Raheem Sterling has worked with the legendary manager Roy Hodgson at Liverpool. As the promises having been made, he greatly improved his practical skills and netted more goals for his team under the direction of Pep Guardiola at City. Hodgson says that he tries to get into penalty box a lot more. It’s necessary for him to leave more credit for the club.

In the last two seasons, Roy Hodgson perceived the signs of Sterling’s maturity. When players started to play footballs as young as Sterling, it is common that his performances on sports fields will be discussed heatedly, and many pundits will talk about their latent talent in short time. Many young football players need time to grow up and discover their potentials step by step, becoming a lead goal scorer through numerous practices and fierce competitions.

“I have paid more attention to footballers who are equivalent to many competent footballers in individual ability. They can keep same peace to beat a man, and they understands more in becoming a top Premier League player. His former England football player Sterling is becoming more and more mature in his playing career. Besides, many professional football players are also becoming more and more mature with time, such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Jack Wilshere, etc. It has been two years since I worked with them last time. In the two years, they have experienced many matches of Premier League and Champions League. It’s the two-year experiences make a big difference.”

Although Sterling’s ability having been improved greatly, Hodgson is concerned about negative sequences of racial abuse against Sterling. Manchester United’s fan Karl Anderson was put into jail after confessing guilty to racially assault on the club’s training ground. Hodgson says, “Any intelligent people is unwilling to see a person being assaulted racially.” This special case may deter others from doing the same thing to football players.

In the period working with Hodgson, Sterling has received many critics from many aspects, but Hodgson believes critics are inevitable in the process of player’s growing.

“It’s common that footballers will be criticized as work for a team.” he added, “that’s the method things are. From the moment putting England football shirt on, one shall get ready for abuse while one will get many praises if things go well.”

“I am assure he deals with the matter in a suitable manner, and there will be a bright future for him in England side. During the period of his management, many footballers will own a bright future for their outstanding ability and latent talent.” Hodgson said.