The Everton goalkeeper has found himself to be the target of criticism from the media over this past week.

Everton defender Yerry Mina sat down for an exclusive interview with Sky Sports yesterday, and defended his teammate Jordan Pickford in the aftermath of his error against Liverpool last weekend, labelling him as one of the best goalkeepers in the league.

Pickford has actually been in fine form for the Toffees this season, but his high-profile error on Sunday has tainted his impressive start to the campaign.

Mina, though, backed his teammate to the hilt, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, suggesting that the Everton stopper is one the very best in the league:

“First and foremost, not only is Jordan a great keeper, he’s a top bloke as well and a really good friend. Errors can happen all over the field at any time, you need only look at last night where he saved us on a few occasions. He’s a real leader and one of the best keepers in this league.”

Pickford, 24, joined Everton from Sunderland in the summer fo 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £30 million, and he has gone on to make 61 appearances in all competitions thus far.

The England international will have to put his recent error behind him as soon as possible, and if Everton are to secure a top six finish this season, he will have to be at his very best between now and May.

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