Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Manchester City, Everton boss Roberto Martinez gave his full backing to one of the club’s leading lights.
After a high-profile error led to Swansea’s first goal in their 2-1 win at Goodison Park on Sunday, John Stones’ poor form has attracted much criticism.
But in typical fashion, the former Wigan manager leapt to the defender’s defence on Tuesday, telling the press: ” John Stones can become one of the greatest players England has ever seen.”
Martinez has never been far from hyperbole when speaking about members of his exciting, if flawed, Everton side.
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