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Man City defender Stones wants England glory to silence Silva

John Stones wants to help England win the Nations League so to end the wind-ups of Manchester City teammates.

Stones says that Spain international David Silva, who won the 2010 World Cup Euro 2008 and 2012, teases him about England's lack of success at international football, so he relishes the prospect of winning a trophy for the national team, even in a less prestigious competition.

"That's the exciting bit for me," said Stones. "David Silva is always making fun of me and he'll send me a picture of the three things he's won; the World Cup and two Euros [saying]: "This might be you one day." That's something that he's so proud of.

"I don't want to say that I can't imagine it. I couldn't imagine it years ago happening but now we're so close to something special, I can't imagine what the scenes would be like if we do it. And touch wood we do, because it would be something special for all of us, even you guys sat here."

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