Jack Butland’s talent and temperament make him the right man to be England’s No. 1 goalkeeper, according to his club manager Paul Lambert.
“England have got some good goalkeepers but if you said to me Butland was going to start and ask me if I had any problem with that, no I wouldn’t,” said Lambert. “He has the temperament to handle that and I think he’s a really good goalkeeper as well.
“He’s a brilliant guy and the thing that struck me with him is that he’s a great pro. He’s a quite intelligent guy and he’s humble. Whether Jack has major [tournament] success or not, I don’t think it will change him as a person.
“I think all the top players have that — all the top people who have won things in their careers are really humble. I think he has got a massive career ahead of him and the World Cup is the biggest tournament.”
Not that Lambert will be losing too much sleep over the matter, as he added: “I think regardless of what team and what league you play in or whatever, if you’re a good player, everybody will be looking at you.
“That’s normal. If you have a good World Cup, you have the eyes of the world on you, but I would rather him play brilliantly for us and do brilliantly for the national team rather than him not doing well for Stoke and not doing well for England.”
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