John Stones sees City in England


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England defender John Stones sees no reason why the Three Lions cannot perform like his club side Manchester City.

City have made a fantastic start to the new Premier League season with 19 points from a possible 21 so far, scoring 22 goals and conceding just twice in the process.

England go into their World Cup Qualifier against Slovenia and Lithuania and need just two points to secure a spot in the tournament in Russia next year, and Stones feels they can make a big statement in those two matches.

“We have the players to do it,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.

“It is difficult to bring how you play in the Premier League into international football – it is so different.

“But we are always striving to be better and there is a lot of likeness between how City play to international football, as with Tottenham and various other clubs.

“To try to gel those things is difficult – I suppose that is where football is evolving. It is changing, it is not where it was 20 years ago.

“As long as England win and keep clean sheets and keep bettering themselves every year – and hopefully making the nation proud – that is all that matters.

“That we keep making steps forward and keep progressing and trying to do our best for ourselves, our families and the nation.”

England are 19.00 to win the World Cup outright and 1.36 to beat Slovenia on Thursday.

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