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‘Everybody loves Bernardo!’ says Stones

John Stones says Bernardo Silva is simply as widespread amongst his team-mates as he’s with Metropolis supporters.

The 27-year-old Portuguese playmaker has been the beating coronary heart of the Metropolis staff for the previous 5 seasons, clocking up 251 appearances and scoring 48 objectives.

Throughout that point, he’s received 10 home trophies with the Membership, together with his power, work fee and method making him probably the greatest gamers in European soccer.

Bernardo is a large crowd favorite, and Stones says it’s no completely different within the dressing room.

“I believe he’s such an excellent soul,” stated Stones, who was talking on the premiere of Collectively: Champions Once more! – a unmissable new seven-part documentary collection which takes followers behind the scenes all through the 2021/22 marketing campaign.

“He’s at all times blissful, he doesn’t take himself too significantly and he’s at all times up for fun, at all times smiling and he’s an unbelievable participant.

“I believe he simply picks and chooses when to be concerned and when to have fun.

“Why is he so beloved? It’s a tough query to reply when somebody is so favored and valued inside our squad, he simply has so many good qualities and everybody clicks with him.”

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And Stones provides an instance of his team-mate’s mischievous nature, revealing Bernardo had promised to call his canine John when he ultimately received one – and did precisely that when he did!

“Bernardo was at all times joking within the dressing room about wanting a canine and telling everybody ‘I’m going to name it John Stones’ and I stated why?” he stated.

“So, he stated, ‘So I can say ‘John, come right here now!’ It’s positively to wind me up. I see it as a optimistic that it should imply he likes me!”

The primary episode of Collectively: Champions Once more! can be launched on CITY+ and the Membership’s Recast channel at 18:00 (UK) on Wednesday 27 July, with the remaining instalments to comply with within the coming weeks.

Stones says his shut friendship with Bernardo is a part of a wider camaraderie the Metropolis gamers share – a togetherness that, coupled with a relentless successful mentality, has been the bedrock of the Membership’s many successes over latest seasons.

“We spend that a lot time with one another typically we’re glad to see the again of one another!” he joked.

“The bond is particular although and that’s why we’ve been so profitable on the pitch on a regular basis I’ve been right here.

“We’ve been competing, difficult, successful – at all times ups and downs however we’re there to struggle collectively.

“I believe that does begin with the dressing room and the powerful occasions we undergo make you realise what our duties are and what we’re preventing for.

“We will decide a participant up if he’s having a troublesome time, on or off the pitch, and that’s nice. It’s particular to have that in a squad.”

And Stones believes the summer season arrivals will rapidly mix in to the squad and strengthen the group for the approaching marketing campaign.

“I’m at all times assured we will be profitable,” he stated.

“Whoever has are available, they’ve at all times been nice from the beginning.

“We clearly spend that a lot time collectively and get to know individuals on a private stage first after which we exit on the coaching pitch and see what they will deliver and the standard they’ve.

“Whoever has are available has stepped up and performed completely different positions. It’s unhappy to see individuals go, whether or not it’s retirement or wanting a brand new problem and that’s exhausting as a result of now we have so many good associates and good recollections on the pitch, however we received’t neglect these.

“You sort of don’t need that to finish, you need these recollections.

“However that’s soccer, there may be at all times new individuals coming in and it’s credit score to the backroom workers and other people concerned in recruiting that the character match of gamers which have are available achieve this effectively within the staff.”

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