Friday, 10 November 2017

John Has Attributes Of Pique & Boateng - Southgate

After a difficult first season for Manchester City, John Stones has finally become a key player in Pep Guardiola’s unstoppable team.
His place in England national team also seems secured, as England boss Gareth Southgate praised him and compared him to Gerard Pique and Jerome Boateng at the press conference before the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

The manager sees Stones as a ball-playing centre-back, just like world class defenders Pique and Boateng.
Southgate: "He has as much composure as any defender I've seen in Europe. I saw Boateng at Manchester City when he was a kid and nobody would have predicted him going on to do what he has done.

"I saw Pique at Middlesbrough when he was playing at Manchester United and he was at fault for a couple of the goals. 

"You never would have seen him being where he was a couple of years later. And John has attributes that those guys have. 

"He has presence in the opposition penalty box now'. Southgate is glad he can work with the City defender: 'He has the mindset that he wants to learn and improve. 

"He's got a really bright future and he's the type of defender we want playing for our country'."

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