Pep Guardiola has said that he is not Bernard Mendy’s father and demands the player to become mature.
The player is set to return to the first team in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Burton Albion.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that French star Bernard Mendy has the potential to become one of the best left backs in the world but he needs to show more maturity in the future. The player has been out of action since the start of the season and is set to make his return to the first team in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Burton Albion.
Speaking to the media ahead of the clash, the Spanish gaffer said, “I am delighted with Benjamin. I am sad because we were not able to play him because of injuries but that sometimes happens.”
The manager added, “The way he is training, the way he is in the locker room… you cannot imagine how much the people love him. I am delighted – I just want to use him more! That’s all. I am not unhappy with Mendy [using social media heavily]. I am not here to change his mentality. His way, the way he lives… is what it is. When we bought him, we knew it.”
Guardiola concluded, “So, when we are talking about training sessions, always it’s perfect but he is active on social media. He likes to be. It is what it is. We try to convince him, but I’m not his father! [I tell him]: ‘Be focused on your job and what we have to do. You are young, and you can be one of the best left-backs, but it’s up to you.'”