Joleon Lescott has said he does not feel John Stones has been treated unfairly by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Lescott believes that Stones should’ve known that he would be rotated at a top club like the one he currently plays for.
According to him, Pep has not given the Englishman any bad treatment and squad rotation is part of football, especially in the EPL.
He added that Pep is just known for picking the most appropriate player for each game and there is no hidden agenda to his decisions.
His words, “Only Pep knows what he sees in both players (Stones and Nicolas Otamendi) in order to pick them. He’s always rotated between him (Stones) and Otamendi.
“Pep’s main focus at centre half at the moment is Fernandinho, it seems he just picks who is most appropriate for each game. I don’t think anyone is being unfairly treated. They all are getting enough game time. Obviously players want to play every game but that’s just not realistic nowadays.”
“It’s hard to think who a good fit at centre-back as initially we hadn’t heard much of Laporte, and he’s been incredible,”
“I’m sure Man City have someone in their vision that is ready and primed to come in this summer. I know how they work with regards to the due diligence done on each player.
“They’ve got a list of players that they see are perfect. It was always going to be a massive loss when you lose Vinnie [Kompany] not just on the field, but around the place as well.
“It’s such a big loss, not just the ability he had, but the presence as well. Any top player with any team, if suddenly they’re not there, the players genuinely miss them.
“When you play in the biggest games against the best teams and he’s in your starting line-ups, the team play better because he has that belief and it’s a shame he’s left now, but it just goes on and football moves on.”