Pope tweeted his negative opinion of Stones last summer following the England defender's poor performance in the Nations League semi-final loss to Netherlands.
He stated: "Just watched the highlights of the England game! I know I'm a league 2 player, I know he plays for England, I know he's on £150k a week, I know he's a million times better player than me but I'd love to play against John Stones every week! I'd get 40 a season!"
And he took to social media again afterwards the game and tweeted: "Sorry I can't reply to everyone it's gone mental! I'd just like to say I was completely wrong and bang out of order to say I'd score 40 a season... it's more like 50. Enjoy your weekend."