Guardiola blasts Mendy for abandoning foot injury to watch AJ’s fight

Guardiola blasts Mendy for abandoning foot injury to watch AJ’s fight

- Pep Guardiola is furious with recuperating defender Benjamin Mendy

- The 24-year-old turned up late for the club’s physio to work on his injured foot

- Guardiola is now getting frustrated by the day with Mendy’s attitude

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has blasted France World Cup ace Benjamin Mendy abandoning treatment on his injured foot for a boxing fight in London.

According to a UK Sun report, the Frenchman was among the 80,000 fans that watched the Anthony Joshua fight at Wembley on Saturday night, suggesting the defender attended his appointment at the City Football Academy late the following day.

Reacting on Mendy’s slow return from injury, the former Barcelona manager, admitted he has taken time to speak with the ex-Monaco man, who is still battling his troublesome metatarsal.

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"He arrived late, that happens sometimes, in the last period a lot have arrived late because of the traffic.

"Manchester is under construction, the players arrive late. They have to drop their kids at school....

"But they should be here and he knows it. I spoke with him,” noted the Spaniard, who is not prepared to reveal how long, the Frenchman will be sidelined.

"I expect him back when he's fit.

"Now he's injured, he's not a problem with physical condition, he's quick.

"He's injured and when he's deemed ok he's coming back and when he decides to play he's going to play.

"He was injured six or seven months last season. Now he's injured again.

"Every day he's having treatment. I'm not a physio,” stressed a visibly unhappy Guardiola.

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Interestingly, the Frenchman has been a regular visitor at the CFA for treatment during week, but was not involved in any training session with the rest of the Citizens squad members.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Manchester City top star Gabriel Jesus has shown that he is not just good at scoring good goals after flaunting his girlfriend on social media.

The 21-year-old has scored twice in all competitions for the Citizens since the start of the season in August.

He joined the Etihad Stadium outfit has a total of 21 goals in 44 appearances for his English topflight side with a Premier League and an EFL Cup to his credit.

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