Guardiola tells Mendy to tweet less, the defender replies online
LONDON (AP) – Benjamin Mendy inspires and annoys the manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola.
"Mendy has a lot of things to improve," Guardiola said after a 2-0 Premier League victory on Sunday at Arsenal. "Hopefully, we can convince him to be quiet, to forget about the social media and focus on what he has to do."
The defender had an immediate response to Guardiola's comments in the post-game news conference.
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, left, celebrates with Benjamin Mendy after his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester at the Emirates Stadium, London. Sunday, August 12, 2018. (Nick Potts / PA via AP)
About Twitter, of course.
After an Associated Press reporter tweeted Guardiola's comments, Mendy replied, "Oops," accompanied by three crying, laughing emoji. The French defender tweeted on the club account: "I'll promise," followed by a grinning face Emoji and heart.
Mendy is known for disrespectful social media messages and videos associated with fans, while most of last season's knee knee damage remained in the knee.
In response to a post, "Converse" Mendy answered on Sunday: "thx I'll do my best lol."
Mendy made only eight appearances last season before claiming the title in the second half at the World Cup in France. Mendy completed the entire game at Arsenal as City a victorious start to the title defense, including leading a strike in the 85th minute, which was rescued by goalkeeper Petr Cech.
When Guardiola was told that the defender sometimes acted as a center-forward, the coach replied, "That's not good, Mendy is Mendy, it's what it is.
"Sometimes you want to kill him and sometimes you say" Wow, what kind of player do we have? "He gives us that extra energy with Kyle (Walker) helping us, if he attacks with this consequence, it is It's so important. Mendy has a lot of things to improve. "
This includes spending less time online.
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Manchester City Bernardo Silva celebrates with his teammate Benjamin Mendy, right, after his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, Sunday, August 12, 2018. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)
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