According to Chris Waddle, Jordan Pickford might have done a little better for Belgium’s opening goal.
Chris, had Pickford kept out Youri Tielemans’ deflected stinger, it would have been a contender for the Nations League Save of the Tournament, if there is such a thing.
Eric Dier and his ill-advised pass were culpable but not Pickford.
You might even have highlighted Mason Mount being on his heels when Dier took aim but it was still the Everton goalkeeper who took some pelters on social media.
He even copped some flak for Dries Mertens’ dead ball success. Never mind the rashness of Declan Rice in giving away what was, admittedly, a soft free-kick or the reluctance of the foot soldiers in the wall to jump, Pickford, according to some, was late with his dive.
So late, apparently, the restart had taken place when Pickford landed.
On the BBC player rater, where users mark the players out of ten, Pickford jostled with Dier for the dud of the match, the Tottenham man narrowly edging that unwanted contest.
Pickford was trending on Twitter, the ridicule actually verging on cruelty in some instances.
Scapegoating is nothing new amongst football supporters but this felt way too unjust.
There were a few faults in this England performance – a lack of pace up top, a little negativity in midfield – but goalkeeping was not an obvious one.
Yet Pickford’s position should be under scrutiny.
Right now, he is on a run that somehow attracts goals. Not ideal for a keeper.
He has not kept a clean sheet in over two months and has conceded two or more in his last four appearances.
He has now conceded 19 goals in his last 11 games.
He let in a Bruno Fernandes cross in his last club game, having been rather bizarrely rested for the previous Premier League match.
And, of course, there was the rash challenge that has put Virgil van Dijk out for the season.
No, the goals in Leuven should not be categorised as errors but it is still not a good look being beaten twice from outside the area.
Gareth Southgate has faith in Pickford and he still has the credit from his heroic performance against Colombia in World Cup 2018.
But as Southgate said, the bald truth is that Pickford is the starter for this England team because the manager has very limited options.
Nick Pope is not pulling up trees this season and Dean Henderson has chosen to sit on the Manchester United bench.
Henderson is clearly the keeper best equipped to challenge Pickford yet his chances of usurping David de Gea appear to be slim and none.
And as Don King said, slim is packing his bags and heading out of town.
Unlikely as it seems, Southgate needs Henderson to get a move in January and prove himself over again in the second half of the season.
Because, ahead of the Euros, there is time. There is time for Pickford – or, indeed, Pope – to find his finest form
Either way, Southgate desperately needs real competition for that number one jersey.
Pickford was not to blame for this defeat. Not at all.
But he should no longer be a shoo-in for Southgate.