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John Stones: “We said after the Champions League game that we wanted to keep another clean sheet,”

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English CB feels rejuvenated.

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Manchester City defender John Stones has expressed his pride at helping the team to another clean sheet during the 2-0 Premier League victory over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.

The player has had a resurgence of good form and that has contributed to a great display and racking up of clean sheets. City’s defense seems stable for the first time in a while.

Speaking after the game, let’s check out what he had to say-

“We said after the Champions League game that we wanted to keep another clean sheet,”

“We said it from the start that we want to keep the wins going.

“There could have been more goals and in every game we play, we could score more - we’re frustrated with ourselves - and we’re happy with the three points.

“It’s something we can learn from ahead of the next game we go into.”

“It’s always the same (competition for places),” he said. “he manager demands a lot from us and expects a lot from us.

“When there’s a chance, we’ve got to take it. It’s a healthy competition. We know what’s expected of us. If we don’t deliver then we know someone else is fighting for that spot.

“That’s served us well over recent years. Everyone has high standards and keeps them there and that’s what the manager wants.

“We’re happy with the three points today. It’s another step forward, another chance to put a mark on this season.

“We take it game by game and see where it takes us. We focus on each game.

“I could say before the game everyone’s words worked and that transpired onto the pitch.

“We’ve got to keep this winning mentality going in every game we play.”

“Everyone on the pitch today put a shift in and done the bit to get the three points,” he said. “The clean sheets keep coming and it’s something that we really pride ourselves on at the back.

Good words from a very good player. Great to see he has confidence now and how well he fits with the squad.

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