The Three Lions have failed in six of their seven penalty shootouts since the 1990 World Cup, and are preparing especially for the potential kicks under manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the summer tournament.
“If I need to step up, I’ll take one,” the 24-year-old said, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
“I’ve got no issue with that… I’m always practising in training.
“I remember the Under-17s World Cup. I was down as third to take one. The manager, John Peacock, changed it so I dropped to seventh and the lad who took the third penalty smashed it over the bar.”
Pickford is already favourite to play in goal at the World Cup ahead of Stoke City's Jack Butland due to his abilities on the ball, and his latest comments show how confident he is in his footwork.
England were dumped out of the 2006 World Cup in the quarter finals by Portugal through penalties, while they lost to Germany in the second round of the 2010 edition and failed to advance beyond the group stage in 2014 after losing to Italy and Uruguay.
The Three Lions will hope to go one better in Russia, but it remains to be seen if Southgate will be willing to call on Pickford to take a spot-kick if a knockout game ends in a penalty shootout.
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