Sep 13, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​De Kuip
Attendance: 43,500
Feyenoord
0-4
Man CityManchester City

St Juste (38'), Kramer (40'), Vilhena (40'), Botteghin (66')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Stones (2', 63'), Aguero (10'), Jesus (25')
De Bruyne (15')

Pep Guardiola: 'John Stones quality never in question'

Guardiola: 'Stones quality never in question'
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Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City centre-back John Stones to improve certain aspects of his game in order to become "an exceptional central defender".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has tipped John Stones to become an "exceptional central defender" following his impressive display against Feyenoord.

The England international, who joined the Citizens from Everton for around £50m last year, netted twice and helped keep the opposition at bay as his side ran out 4-0 winners at De Kuip on Wednesday night.

Stones struggled for consistency at times during his maiden campaign at the Etihad Stadium, starting 23 Premier League games in all, but Guardiola insists that the 23-year-old's defensive ability has never been in question.

"There is no doubt about his quality. His two goals were so important," he told reporters. "John knows what is the gap and where he has to improve, defending the duels, but he's so young and he is able to achieve. When he does, he will become an exceptional central defender."

Stones has now featured five times for City in all competitions this campaign, helping his side to three clean sheets.

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