Benjamin Mendy promises Pep Guardiola he will spend less time on social media

first_imgManchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has promised his manager Pep Guardiola that he will spend less time on social media platforms.Mendy provided two assists as Manchester City defeated Arsenal 2-0 in their first match of the new Premier League season on Sunday.Guardiola praised the left-back after the win but said there’s a lot for him to improve upon.”Mendy is Mendy. Sometimes we want to kill him and sometimes you think wow what a player we have. He gives us energy. Mendy has a lot of things to improve and hopefully we can convince him to forget a little bit the social media and improve a few things,” Guardiola said after teh Arsenal match.Premier League: Manchester City down Arsenal, Liverpool get routine winThe manager’s comments were posted on Manchester City’s Twitter account, to which Mendy replied: “I will I promise.”I will I promiseBenjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 12, 2018The defender also retweeted the message with a nervous laughter emoji.Oops https://t.co/dVBYJNbKPMBenjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 12, 2018Meanwhile, Guardiola also urged forward Raheem Sterling to commit his long-term future to the club after the English striker played an influential role in their win over Arsenal.The 23-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, scored his 50th league goal against Arsenal. He opened the scoring for City, while the second goal was scored by Bernando Silva.”We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay,” Guardiola told reporters. “We’ll do our effort to make him feel we count on him. And we do count on him.”advertisementBritish media reported that Sterling’s agents are seeking a new contract in the region of 300,000 pounds ($382,530) a week, which would make him one of the club’s highest paid players.Although Guardiola is not part of the negotiations, he said the club have already proved how much they want the player to stay.”In the end the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen,” the Spaniard added. “But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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