Pep Guardiola has spoken to Benjamin Mendy after the Manchester City full-back turned up late for his treatment session on Sunday. Mendy, who is currently sidelined by a foot problem, was at Wembley on Saturday night to support Anthony Joshua in his world heavyweight boxing title victory over Alexander Povetkin.
Speaking at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Brighton, Guardiola initially played down the incident, saying: “That happens sometimes, in the last period a lot have arrived late because of the traffic.
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“Manchester is under construction, the players arrive late. They have to drop their kids at school.”
Pressed further on the fact Mendy’s lateness occurred on a Sunday morning, Guardiola, who has already warned the Frenchman about his social media use this season, said: “He should be here. He knows it. I spoke with him.”
Guardiola remained vague on when Mendy, who has only made 14 appearances for City since a 52million move from Monaco last summer, is likely to return from his latest injury setback.