John Stones used as a scapegoat

By Sduduzo Masuku

The arrival of young England center back, John Stones at Manchester City from Everton triggered a lot of talk about his price tag and ability. Unfortunately for him he came at a time where Manchester City are facing all sorts of problems at the back in the absence of leader and skipper Vincent Kompany due to injuries. City have faced a lot of the criticism and most of it has been directed to Stones because of his price tag and that has caused him to carry all the sins of other defenders in the club.

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The fact of the matter is that all City defenders have not been performing good under new manager Pep Guardiola. The style of play that the manager implemented since his arrival has been very difficult to City defenders. The other noticeable factor is that there is no leadership at the back. They commit a number of comedy errors and because of Stones good reputation while at Everton and his price tag, the idea is that he should solve all defensive problems at the club.

The players like Otamendi and Kolarov get away with murder time and again and Stones carries their sins all the time because of his price tag.



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