Osvaldo Ardiles makes his opinion on John Stones known

Osvaldo Ardiles suggests that Everton defender John Stones is the future of England.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Osvaldo Ardiles has taken to social networking site Twitter to make his opinion about Everton defender John Stones perfectly clear.

The former Tottenham midfielder and manager has made it clear that he believes that the 21-year-old defender is the future of England, and that he likes him as a footballer.

Ardiles made the comments about Stones following England’s 3-2 comeback victory over Germany in a friendly international match in Berlin on Saturday evening.

Stones, who can play as a centre-back or as a right-back, did not start the game and was not even brought on as a substitute.

The Everton youngster is a very talented defender and is rated very highly. There have been occasions when the 21-year-old has made mistakes, but he is very good on the ball and has a lot of potential.

In 24 Premier League appearances for Everton so far this season, Stones has created four chances, has a pass accuracy of 89%, and has won 33 headers, 19 dribbles and 29 tackles.

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