Jordan Pickford believes England are hungry for success following past disappointments
There was a moment on Thursday night, as England fought to keep Italy at bay, when Jordan Pickford looked to his left and noticed something was wrong.
Luke Shaw was out of position. A rare sight, granted, but a concerning one. What if Italy exploited it? And then, suddenly, he clocked another figure in white.
Next thing I see is Harry Kane at left-back, says Pickford. The same Harry Kane who that night became Englands record scorer with his 54th international goal.
The same Harry Kane who received a congratulatory FaceTime call yesterday morning from the Prime Minister.
There are plenty other superstar strikers who would consider hurtling the length of the pitch to fill in at left-back a fair way down their list of priorities.
If you want to be winners, youve got to suffer, says Pickford, speaking ahead of Englands qualifier against Ukraine today. It cant always be nice easy rides.
To see that from the captain, from the centre-forward, doing that just shows what kind of character he is but also what kind of characters we have in the squad.