John Stones says England recall ‘would mean everything’ after Man City heroics

John Stones in action during the 2018 World Cup

Stones was hailed as one of England’s brightest talents when he arrived at City in 2016 but struggled to hold down a regular place under Pep Guardiola.

The 26-year-old made just 16 league appearances last season and said he often put too much pressure on himself when he was given an opportunity.

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“When you do get a chance, you don’t perform because you are putting too much pressure on yourself,” he added. “I wanted to be able to look in the mirror and tell myself I was doing everything to get back, to keep the faith, keep grinding away.”

With Liverpool defender Joe Gomez out with a knee injury, Stones could return to the England squad for their World Cup qualifiers in March.

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