sport news Jordan Pickford backs England defence to bounce back after Prague collapse

'We just didn't knuckle down and transform what we had been doing in training into the game': Jordan Pickford backs England defence to bounce back after Prague collapse Jordan Pickford claimed England's ambition is to have Europe's best defence The back line came under fire as the Three Lions lost to the Czech Republic  It was the first time England have lost a qualifying match in the last decade  Pickford and Co have chance to bounce back on Monday against Bulgaria 

By Dominic King for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 13 October 2019 | Updated: 00:25 BST, 14 October 2019

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Jordan Pickford has claimed that England's ambition is to have the best defence in Europe, and demanded they take the first step towards that target in Bulgaria on Monday.

It has been said that England's attacking options are as good as anything in the game at present, but it is a different story at the other end of the pitch as clean sheets are proving elusive.

England's defending in Prague on Friday showed no improvement from the slapdash display against Kosovo last month and Gareth Southgate is set to make a number of

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