But Pickford, who can write his way into England's record books by keeping a clean sheet against Poland tonight, has a simple message for his critics.
“Let them talk! It's noise. And I feel like I've got my job to do, they've got their job to do," he said.
“I'm focused on doing everything I can on the training pitch like always, giving 100 percent, always improving, trying to get that one or two percent better each time, keeping clean sheets.
“I think if they are still making noise then it's a good thing really. For me, it's just performing on the pitch and not getting distracted by any of that."
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