‘If you put David Silva in defence he’d know how to play it’: John Stones insists Pep Guardiola has instilled his philosophy so much at Man City that the players have become telepathic
- John Stones has played in three different positions for champions this campaign
- The 24-year-old has played at centre half, right back and as a central midfielder
- He conceded it is simple to adapt under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
John Stones has insisted that manager Pep Guardiola has instilled his philosophy so much at Manchester City that the players have become ‘telepathic’.
The 24-year-old defender has played in three different positions for the reigning champions so far this campaign.
Stones has played at centre half, right back and also as a central midfielder but conceded it is simple to adapt under Guardiola.
John Stones insisted Pep Guardiola has instilled philosophy so much that squad are ‘telepathic’
‘For me it’s an easy enough transition because of how the manager wants us to play,’ he told The Telegraph.
‘If you put David (Silva) there he’d know how to play it.
‘It’s down to him (Guardiola) and his ideas. He’s so detailed in what he wants and we all know where everyone is going to be. We know telepathically.
The 24-year-old defender has played in three different positions for champions this season
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‘We all know where everyone is at the right moment and without even looking you can play a pass.’
City top the Premier League on goal difference after maintaining an unbeaten start to the season and Stones sees no reason why they cannot beat last season’s tally of 100 points.
‘Such a high bar to set ourselves but that bar is there to be broken, to try and beat that. I don’t think it’s impossible,’ Stones said.
Stones’ City travel to Tottenham on Monday night in the top flight and the former Barnsley and Everton defender wants to stay at the club for the remainder of his career.
‘I would love to. What excites me is that a lot of the lads have signed long contracts and I’d love to play with all of them for years to come,’ he said.
Stones has played at centre half, right back and also as a central midfielder as City top table
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