Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has his “total confidence”.
The England international, 26, was criticised for his mistakes in the 5-2 win over Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
A poor pass from Pickford led to Fleetwood’s first goal, while he later failed to save an overhead kick which was straight at him.
“I am not really focused on him, like you [the media],” said Ancelotti.
Pickford has started Everton’s opening two Premier League matches – wins over Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion – as well as the EFL Cup tie.
“He started really well and did a fantastic match against Tottenham,” said Ancelotti on Friday.
“He is a great goalkeeper. He has my total confidence.”