John Stones has admitted that he feels ‘frustrated’ this season at Manchester City. The England stopper entered the season as a first team starter with several injuries during the season had him dropping down the pecking order. Stones now admits that watching his team play from the bench is frustrating.
“Really frustrating from a personal perspective. Injury re-occurrence, then little things like getting injured a few days in after lockdown”, Stones told Sky Sports. “It’s been frustrating. I’ve tried to stay positive, and be ready when I’m called upon, and I feel I have been. Coming back after lockdown, getting fit again, and then coming back in and playing against some tough opponents.”
“So I feel fit, feel ready to fight for the FA Cup at the weekend, and then the Champions League. I feel I’m on the right track. It’s good to be getting that consistency of playing and keeping my fitness.” The 26-year-old has played two full matches since he has returned to full fitness and the first full 90 minutes since January 18 against Crystal Palace (2-2).