Both players had done disciplinary misconduct, Mendyl had apparently repeatedly appeared late for training. Now the 21-year-old, who is currently excluded from the training of the professionals and must complete with Bentaleb on a secondary course individual training, has expressed at a fan club meeting in Oelde (Münsterland) for the first time to his precarious situation.
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After the youngster came late for training and then missed a dentist appointment, Stevens threw him out of the squad. "France has a different mentality. It is not so tragic to be late. But I'm only 21, I'm learning, "Mendyl justifies, who wants to fulfill his contract (until 2023) but:" I would like to stay on Schalke. Next season I want to show what I'm capable of. "