PlayStation Schools’ Cup recently asked our followers on social media to vote who they would pick as England’s number one goalkeeper. It was Jack Butland who received an overwhelming majority of the vote. It was therefore no surprise that the England and Stoke star received a hero’s welcome when he visited St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy.
During a pupil Q&A session, one of the stories the England keeper touched on was his favourite save, when he kept out Eden Hazard’s penalty during Stoke’s enthralling Capital One Cup victory over Chelsea back in 2015. Butland also explained that he felt Barcelona’s Luis Suárez is the best striker he has faced, whilst he’s predicting Stoke teammates, Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch would make good managers.
Jack Butland passed on some advice to one of the school’s boys team, before challenging a pupil on the popular FIFA 18 game. The England stopper also supported a selfie session, before teaming up with six pupils who had been selected to star alongside the towering presence of Butland for the popular Sky Sports Game Changers Trick, Question or Tip challenge.
If Jack Butland’s performance at the PlayStation Schools’ Cup roadshow is anything to go by, England will be in safe hands when they head to Russia for this summer’s World Cup.
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We would like to say a big thank you to Jack Butland for being such a fantastic ambassador and extend our appreciation to St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy for hosting the eighth PlayStation Schools’ Cup roadshow of the season.