Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola is happy that Benjamin Mendi has returned to the team, but he is not sure whether he will be ready for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mendie returned to play as Sunday’s reserve on a 5-0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League after losing seven months of the season because of knee injury.
“I do not know if Mendy will be ready for the World Cup, but after six or seven months out of the pitch he needs a little time to regain his psyche, knee and football skills,” said the Spanish specialist at a press conference ahead of West Ham’s visit to Sunday . Meanwhile, the British media reported that former Arsenal footballer and assistant to Guardiola Michel Atreta is a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger at the head of the “balls”.
“My opinion of Mikel is amazing, he deserves the best, we are working fine with him, he’s part of our success this season, and I know he has many names for the Arsenal managerial post, but Mikel deserves everything he wants, Pep said.