Stones senses positive mood change after England’s big ‘turning point’

Defender hopes shift in Gareth Southgate’s side can fire them past Switzerland on Saturday into the semi-finals

Some teams never know when they are beaten. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are kings of the comeback, Liverpool had Jürgen Klopp’s mentality monsters and Manchester United had all those last-minute winners under Sir Alex Ferguson.

As for John Stones, his mind always goes straight back to the day Manchester City almost threw the title away on the final day of the 2021-22 season. Two-nil down to Aston Villa with 14 minutes left, Pep Guardiola’s team were in danger of handing the trophy to Liverpool before goals from Rodri and Ilkay Gündogan inspired an incredible turnaround.

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