England beat Germany 2-0 in their last 16 tie at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, with goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane setting up a quarter-final clash with Ukraine.
The Three Lions also kept their fourth clean sheet of the tournament, meaning they are the only team who have not conceded a single goal.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been a major part of England's defensive success and he impressed once again on Tuesday, making two key saves from Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
The stop to deny Havertz in particular was an excellent reaction save, with Pickford tipping a well-struck effort over the bar when the score was still 0-0.
Speaking on BBC One, former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for Pickford, saying: "You know what I like about him, his composure.
"That's something that has been a criticism in an Everton shirt but in an England shirt this fella seems to grow.
"He’s more confident, he controls situations, we saw the Thomas Muller chance he’s being tall and as long as he can.
"This situation [the save from Havertz] is a big moment of the game and these goalkeepers make saves at important times. In an England shirt, he has done that remarkably well."
Former Germany and Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann then added: "I thought it was 100% a goal. Pickford does well, he stands up. Those little pieces they decide game."
Speaking after the game, Pickford said: "I've just got to be in the moment you know. I just help the team as much as I can.
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"I train all week and then try to do what I do on a match day. The crowd thought I did well with the two saves but I also just tried to take the sting out the game by coming for crosses when 2-0 up.
"We need to keep it going for Saturday now. There was resilience, the lads knew it was an opportunity and we took it. We worked hard. We kept going."
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