Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City have been waiting for Benjamin Mendy’s recovery.
The left back has recovered from a knee injury and is expected to be in the squad for City’s Carabao Cup semifinal against Burton Albion. The first leg was a one sided affair as City humiliated Burton by pumping in nine goals past them.
Guardiola would be hoping to provide some much needed match practice to some off field players and Mendy could expect some minutes on the pitch. The French international had received severe criticism from his manager in the past but the former Barcelona manager reveals there is no substitute of the defender at the club.
“The results that we have had in the last two years would say not too much.
“But I say I have missed him a lot. I had the feeling he could give us [something] extra, so hopefully in the last part of the season, and in the future, the club can use him.
“When he pushes from outside, from the left side, he is unstoppable and, especially in the last third, he is so clever.
“He does not cross to cross. He is clever when he does these kinds of actions.
“But in the last season and a half, he has played in few games and [for] all the training and practice, he was not there.
“We will need some time to adjust, especially his quality, for what we need.”