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Seaman: Ramsdale ready to Pick off Jordan as England's No1
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Jordan Pickford remains England's No1 over Aaron Ramsdale
Jordan Pickford remains England's No1 over Aaron Ramsdale

David Seaman believes the England No1 shirt still belongs to Jordan Pickford — but title-chasing Aaron Ramsdale is ready to take it off him.

The goalkeeping duo were both called up to Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine today alongside Nick Pope.

Everton stopper Pickford, 29, has been a regular throughout Southgate's reign but is now being pushed closely by Ramsdale, who is starring for Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Speaking exclusively to LiveScore at the London Football Awards, ex-Gunner Seaman said: "It's in Jordan's hands because whenever he plays for England, he plays really well. 

"You can't doubt that. He's made big saves, penalty shootout saves.

"So if he keeps doing that Aaron's going to be waiting quite a while longer but it's all about being ready when you get the chance and Aaron's ready, there's no doubt about that."

Ramsdale, 24, has expertly marshalled Mikel Arteta's backline this season, earning a Premier League-high 12 clean sheets from 27 games.

Seaman is delighted to see the Arsenal No1 getting better with each passing game as they bid to win their first title since 2004.

The two-time Premier League winner said: "It's been great. He's improving, that's the thing. He's working on different things but he's improving all the time. 

"The more experience he gets at this level is going to be brilliant for him.

"His next level will obviously be playing for England and that will come with the way he keeps playing.

"He's putting pressure on Jordan, there's no doubt. He's putting pressure on Nick as well. When you're in a team like Arsenal's and you're going for titles, it's really good experience."

The Three Lions face the Azzurri at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona next Thursday before hosting Ukraine at Wembley on Sunday, March 26.


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