John Stones backs a troubled England teammate for the World Cup

John Stones

John Stones, a defender for England, has spoken highly of the very unique relationship he shares with World Cup critic and teammate Harry Maguire.

Stones and Maguire formed a formidable alliance while helping England to the final of Euro 2020. They had previously played together as part of a back three alongside fellow South Yorkshire native Kyle Walker at the 2018 World Cup.

Still, life hasn’t been easy for Maguire since. The Manchester United center defender, who cost the club £80 million, suffered mightily upon his return to club duty last season. His poor form carried over into the beginning of the current season, where it led to hiswhichbeingbenched by manager Erik ten Hag and ultimately being ruled out of the running due to an injury from which he has yet to fully recover.

Considering that in-form AC Milan center defender Fikayo Tomori was left off the roster, Maguire’s starting spot for England has been called into question.

I know how hard it is to go through tough times. Stones said of his future World Cup teammate, “I’m sure he is aware of [the criticism].”

The Manchester City player continued, saying that their shared experience of “fighting through hardship” had made them a more formidable team. That we always have one other’s backs is something truly unique.”

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Stones further, says “He is not the type of person to give up. He is a fantastic human being and a terrific footballer. His perspective is something I look up to. It’s not about proving anybody else incorrect; it’s about demonstrating to himself, upon victory, that he did not compromise his principles.

Playing so many games together has ingrained a mutual trust in us. We’re familiar with one another’s game plans and can counter any threats. As a group, we have experienced several significant