Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina: 'We gave it our all'
Jul 08 2018
Belgium's goalkeeper was accused of mocking Pickford after England's number one failed to save Adnan Januzaj's goal in the sides' Group G clash.
Soham-born former Ipswich and Bury Town goalkeeper Pope, in Russian Federation as Gareth Southgate's third-choice goalkeeper, has played a vital role in England's preparation for penalty shoot-outs in training, with Dier insisting the 26-year-old deserves plenty of credit for his winning effort in Moscow.
"A substitution like that can say to the players that we're going to hang onto what we've got, and I think that can create a little bit of negativity. It is a moment that will live with me forever, sadly", Southgate said of his miss 22 years ago.
Substitute Dier was relieved to see his penalty squirm past David Ospina, after missing a great chance to seal a last-eight spot in extra time.
"Pickford for me is. a prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be".