06 Apr ‘We want him’ -‘ Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not mad with’funny man’ Benjamin Mendy
The full-back’s off-the-field antics are emphasized before their FA Cup semi-final, however his supervisor does not have any difficulties with him
Pep Guardiola claims he’s pleased with Benjamin Mendy despite concerns within the Manchester City left-back’s behavior off the pitch.
Mendy was allegedly seen out at the first hours local time on Saturday, just hours before kick-off at City’s 2-0 Premier League success away to Fulham.
Knee injuries have disrupted Mendy’s next year at the heart, since they did his very first effort after connecting from Monaco, and he’s been confined to nine Premier League looks.
However, the 24-year old is in contention to face Brighton and Hove Albion at Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final as City continue their bid to acquire a historical quadruple.
“We can’t judge him since he played so many matches. He’s been hurt most of the time,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday.
“Obviously I’m happy. He is a wonderful man, he’s got an unbelievable heart. He’s a funny man.
“Occasionally, I must comprehend his own civilization, where he’s come out, so it is not the first time a man goes into supper outdoors because he does not have a match, and goes together with his brother along with his buddy, to consume something, to drink something. It is not the first time, and it won’t be the final one, therefore it’s exactly what it is.
“Everything we would like to do is work together with him to safeguard his kneehis illness, to assist usbecause we want him. We’ve played two seasons with no left-back. That’s a fact, so the very first time, Fabian Delph assisted us amazingly and Danilo too, he was unbelievable in that place, and this year Oleks [Zinchenko].
“And we want him. Hopefully this region of the year and later on, next year he could be fit”
— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) March 28, 2019
Asked about Mendy’s late-night antics, Guardiola added: “Dancing? I really don’t understand if he or she danced. Truly, I do not understand. I wasn’t there.
“But from everything I watched occasionally with his parties in the Premier League, he is not a terrible dancer. Not.”
Muy bueno retomar la Premier con triunfo y gol //Quite great to restart the Premier League with a win and a target. C’mon, City pic.twitter.com/phifW5gQ0v
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) March 30, 2019
Mendy and Sergio Aguero may possibly be accessible to confront Brighton, however Guardiola won’t hazard the striker unless he’s at 100 percent.
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“Sergio will play when he is really, really match,” Guardiola said of City’s all-time top scorer.
“The physicians will inform me tomorrow when he is a chance of being hurt and then if it may be three or four months outside.
“If this is the case I am convinced he isn’t likely to perform. It is a semi-final. It is an important game and we are going to play the best side potential.”