John Stones aims to feed winning addiction with vibrant England

Manchester City man wants new trophy in Nations League and is likely to partner Harry Maguire against Netherlands

John Stones says winning trophies is “addictive” but the England defender, who has helped Manchester City claim successive Premier League titles, admitted he is desperate to taste success with his country, starting with the Nations League in Portugal this coming week.

If Gareth Southgate’s side beat the Netherlands in Guimarães on Thursday, they will proceed to the final of the two-game tournament in Porto next Sunday. Stones – who was part of a City side that celebrated winning a treble this season, lifting the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Premier League, as well as the Community Shield – has urged England to build on the achievement of reaching last summer’s World Cup semi-finals and hopes to end the week savouring silverware with his teammates at international level.

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