"We came to win this tournament", Pickford said on Thursday.
"There is a culture that exists now that any new player that comes in has to follow".
"But when you've got to this point, and we've played as well as we have, you want to take those opportunities in life".
They have real humility.
"If you want to play for England you have to cope with that".
England were left in the lurch after a gut-wrenching 1-2 defeat at the hands of Croatia after extra-time.
"We regret that England has failed but this is sports".
"You will always have in your mind that it is a massive game to be involved in - and to be so close is tough". We'll need a day of dusting off, putting everything to bed and try to bury it as best we can. "I couldn't have done the last few weeks like I've been the last two days". We have raised expectation and I don't have a problem with that because we have also raised belief in the players.
"We have high motivation to perform".
England captain Harry Kane did not feature in England's loss to Belgium in the group stages but he will go into the game looking to add to the tournament-leading six goals he has already scored.