John Stones has been a pivotal a part of England’s Euro 2020 success this summer season. The Manchester Metropolis centre-back has began each sport of the match up to now.
His performances in defence have helped the Three Lions solely concede one aim in six matches, which led to shot-stopper Jordan Pickford profitable the Golden Glove award.
Stones’ place on the competitors was ensured by a incredible marketing campaign for Metropolis final yr. The 27-year-old made 35 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s facet in all competitions, scoring 5 targets – the very best aim return of his profession up to now.
The defender was additionally a key a part of Man Metropolis’s home double, with them lifting the Premier League and League Cup final season.
England are of their first main match closing in 55 years towards Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with Stones anticipated to begin once more.
Gareth Southgate’s facet beat Denmark in Wednesday’s semi-final 2-1 in additional time. Harry Kane’s rebound from his preliminary penalty being saved was sufficient for the nation to beat the Danes and progress to their first Euros closing.
Stones took to Instagram to react to his nation’s win, posting an array of photos of him and his teammates celebrating the consequence with the next caption adopted by a flag and love coronary heart emoji:
“What an unimaginable night time with probably the most wonderful vitality and ambiance from the followers serving to us attain this closing! Can’t wait to see you all Sunday!!”
Manchester United legend and former England worldwide Rio Ferdinand was amongst those that commented on the submit, merely replying to it with a fireplace emoji.
The 42-year-old is certainly one of many ex-England gamers to point out their assist for his or her nation this summer season. Ferdinand is at the moment a pundit for BBC through the competitors and has perception that the nation can get their fingers on the Henri Delaunay Cup.
Wembley shall be filled with 60,000 followers for the massive event, the identical quantity as England’s semi-final towards Denmark.
Stones shall be hoping he can finish 2021 with a 3rd winners medal come Sunday night.