Pep Guardiola and John Stones – it seemed a match made in heaven even before the two joined Manchester City last summer, because of Stones’ raw talent, particularly his ability on the ball that made him seem like a prototype Guardiola defender.
The 22-year-old centre-back isn’t without fault – he is young after all – and at times his debut campaign in sky blue has been difficult, but recently his overall performances have improved and he was terrific against Liverpool in today’s 1-1 draw.
A point Pep made clear when addressing the press after the game. In a slightly emotional speech, Pep said, “John Stones has more personality than everybody here in this room. More balls than everybody!”
Watch Guardiola address the press speaking about Stones:
Guardiola: "John Stones has more balls than everybody here in this room." pic.twitter.com/NS9omAEeAp
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) March 19, 2017