Pep Guardiola Makes no Promises on John Stones’ Future at Manchester City
The Football Club Manchester City Boss, Pep Guardiola, makes no promises on his defender John Stones’s future at Manchester City club. In 2018, Guardiola said John Stones would never leave the club whiles he is still the Manger.
Pep has refused to guarantee that Stones will leave or remain in the club after the next transfer window despite his statement in 2018. Stones has not been used by Pep in the last three City games and missed the beginning of the Premier League season.
Although the centre back position of Manchester City has been a problem this season, John Stones has not been featured in the starting line-up. He has made just 20 appearances this season.
Guardiola disputed that the defender could be sold in summer 2018 and insisted Stones would be a City player whiles he is the manager of the club. When been reminded on Tuesday, he said he is delighted with Stones and the transfer decisions will be made once the current campaign has finished.
He said “on the transfer market we speak at the end of the season. I have said many times I’m more delighted with John as a person, as a pro, everything. What I want is best for him. We’ll speak t the end of the season about what is going to happen.”
“Sometimes my wish is not the wish of the players, or the wish of the situation for the club. At the moment I will feel it, if we have to change, we’ll talk to them. He’s a young player and we want him to be consistent, to train and recover.”
“We cannot forget he didn’t make a pre-season, no pre-season for him, after two or three training sessions injured and didn’t train til last week,” he said.
He commended on Eric Garcia and Aymer Laporte’s performance against Aresnal and said “of course, what we want is for his future and for ours, for him to come back and play and to be able to play two, three four months with no injuries. He’s struggled with injuries, he has to come back, he needs more time, that’s why these last games, Eric and Aymer.
“After lockdown, we need rhythm, I decided they were able to play. Eric especially doesn’t make mistakes. Against Southampton, he doesn’t make one mistake defensively, that’s what we want.”