But the goalkeeper has come up with one stunning save after another to keep his side moving, form he continued against Sweden on Saturday.
Having pulled off what was arguably the stop of the World Cup to deny Colombia, the 24-year-old came up big with two more to keep the Scandinavians at bay and preserve a 2-0 lead.
Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli had moved the Three Lions into their first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990.
But it was Pickford - who was the youngest England goalkeeper in history to keep a World Cup clean sheet - and his wizard-like reflexes that stole the show for those watching...
Jordan Pickford has been immense. Good lad.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 7 de julio de 2018
Pickford todaypic.twitter.com/fmT5wWZZAm— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) 7 de julio de 2018
I’d be angry like Pickford too if I had to wear that shade of green.— jon ronson (@jonronson) 7 de julio de 2018