Everton defender John Stones’ performance for England against Turkey appears to have drawn a mixed reaction from supporters on social media site Twitter.
Stones played 90 minutes as England squeezed past Turkey in a friendly at the Etihad Stadium.
The Everton defender partnered Gary Cahill in the Three Lions’ defence, which looked a little shaky throughout.
England managed to secure the victory, but they didn’t look entirely assured in the contest.
The Three Lions took the lead early on through Harry Kane, but Turkey hit back quickly and had periods of concerted pressure in the match.
It was left to Jamie Vardy to score the winner in the closing stages, to ensure that Roy Hodgson’s begun their final preparations for Euro 2016 in style.
Stones’ performances in the match drew some praise from some supporters, but other England fans were more critical of the Toffees man. Here is the best reaction on Twitter.
John stones is becoming a scapegoat tournament hasnt even begun yet— Pete (@efccoyney) May 22, 2016
John Stones is overrated— Lord Commander Fudge (@LrFudge) May 22, 2016
John stones would be good defender if he knew how to defend.— Ribar Kasacı (@RibarKasac) May 22, 2016
John Stones and wilshire offer nothing to this England squad, get rid— Eric Austin-Coskry (@EACoskry) May 22, 2016
This needs saying. To all you John Stones boo boys, he's not the problem you are. He is top class but had a few month out of form....>>— Stuart Palethorpe (@Stuart_Paley) May 22, 2016
John Stones has gone from looking a proper player to a complete liability! no way you could trust him at a big tournament.— Joel Hill (@joelstoke) May 22, 2016
The defending of John Stones at times frightens me— Bornandbredblue (@Bornandbredblue) May 22, 2016
John Stones is an absolute liability. hope he doesn't start for us in the Euros.— Adam Smith (@Spartan_Number7) May 22, 2016
John Stones is an accident waiting to happen. So sad that he's been ruined defensively under Martinez - hopefully not for good.— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) May 22, 2016
John Stones oozes class! A lot of learning to do but my word what a talent.— ashley mitchell (@ashmitchell5) May 22, 2016
England’s next match comes against Australia, before they face Portugal in their final friendly before Euro 2016 commences.