Everton defender Stones: Spanish style not dead

Everton defender John Stones insists Roberto Martinez's playing style is not obsolete after Spain's World Cup failure.

Everton defender John Stones insists Roberto Martinez's playing style is not obsolete after Spain's World Cup failure.

Stones rejected the notion that Spain’s World Cup group stage exit means a possession-based philosophy is no longer effective.

He said: “I disagree with that. How many trophies have Barca and Spain won? They have their style and you can only try and do something similar with your team.

“Aspects of our game we do like them but as Everton we are unique and we’ve got what the gaffer has taken from the likes of Barca but with our own stamp on it.

“I’m sure Evertonians are liking how we’re playing; attractive football but also getting results and that’s what we need to carry on doing.”

 
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