MARTINEZ LEADS STONES PLAUDITS
Following Everton's 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, boss Roberto Martinez said he sees John Stones as a future England captain.
The Toffees secured a point as they played out a goalless draw with Mauricio Pochettino's side and Stones impressed the Spanish coach - who is keen on holding onto the youngster after rejecting several bids from Chelsea for the 21-year-old this summer.
"Once more, John was always in control. He's an incredible defender, the way he reads the game and anticipates play," Martinez said.
"He shows incredible composure and you would never say he's only 21 years old. He was under a lot of pressure, so his performance was that of someone who has the potential to become an England captain.
"We have our own ambitions and project, and John is a big part of that. He showed a really strong face against Tottenham.
"Absolutely he accepts he is an Everton player. We want to be a winning team and John is a big part of that. John has never let the fans or the club down and has played with incredible discipline."