UK Stones picks City icon as best he's played with as he names toughest opponent last minute news


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- John Stones has faced plenty of top players since he joined Manchester City

UK Stones picks City icon as best he's played with as he names toughest opponent last minute news


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- John Stones has faced plenty of top players since he joined Manchester City

UK Stones picks City icon as best he's played with as he names toughest opponent last minute news
24 November 2022 - 17:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! John Stones is only 28 but he has enjoyed quite the career. Since making his Premier League debut at Everton in 2013 and then moving to Manchester City three years later, the centre-back has won almost all there is to win and has appeared in finals of the Champions League and European Championship, while he's also made an appearance in a World Cup semi-final. Along the way he has played with and against some of the best players to ever play the game. But for England international there is one opponent who ranks above the rest, and that's Lionel Messi. Stones named the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner as his toughest opponent, even if the Argentine wasn't at his best when he faced him in the Champions League in 2016. READ MORE: Five tasks Pep Guardiola must complete before end of new Man City contract "On the day he didn't really play up to his usual standards but being a fan of him and watching his movement, watching what he did with the ball was incredible really," Stones told GOAL. "Trying to see how I could use that for different players or different scenarios as well.

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. If England win their group and Argentina finish second in theirs, the pair could meet in the quarter-finals. When it comes to players he's lined up alongside, Stones really is spoilt for choice. Ultimately, though, the defender couldn't look past City legend David Silva, who Stones played with between 2016 and 2020. "David Silva has to be up there with the best player (he's played with)," he said. "He just made everything look so easy. The way he moves with the ball, passes, just silky." READ NEXT: City star has point to prove to Guardiola during World Cup Grealish gave Guardiola a timely reminder with England cameo vs Iran Fan can expect to see more of two City youngsters after World Cup The Big Man City Forum: We want your thoughts All the latest City news and views

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