Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has backed 'top class' John Stones to step up and become a key player for his old club, as long as he can find some consistency.
Stones has had a difficult 2019, struggling with both form and fitness issues. The 25-year-old fell out of favour in the latter stages of last season, with Pep Guardiola opting to play Kompany and Aymeric Laporte ahead of him in central defence, and he has been unable to push on so far during the current campaign, missing the last three games with a thigh injury.
However, with Kompany
Kompany said, via The Mirror: "I’ve always said John is one of the most talented defenders.
"But the one thing I wish for him is consistency - consistency of games and consistency of fitness. Then he will show the world how good he is.
He just has to get himself on the pitch, be himself and he’ll be fine. I’ve not seen signs of weakness I need to be worried about.
“He’s just a top-class defender. If now he gets to play games things will sort themselves out, no doubt.”
Although the pathway appears to be clear for Stones
Kompany added: "It’s a matter of survival.
Source : 90min