Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Wheres Mendy? City star has last laugh on day of mystery

Wheres Mendy? City star has last laugh on day of mystery

When asked at a press conference whether the apparent trip was planned, Guardiola - who believed Mendy to still be in Barcelona - responded: "Wow".

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has caused confusion over his whereabouts by claiming on Instagram that he was in Hong Kong on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

He said: "Wow, I didn't know". I didn't know it. F--, he's a lucky guy!

The only thing more colourful than Pep Guardiola's jumper yesterday was his language as the Manchester City manager became embroiled in a weird hoax by defender Benjamin Mendy.

"His injury is not easy, meniscus external, and it's not easy", Guardiola said.

"Well before he said, "I'm going to Paris for one day", but Hong Kong is far away". "I have to understand Instagram".

A shock to Guardiola who thought he was in Paris.

"You can't return and train for two days and you are fit. Yesterday he was in Barcelona".

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'Hong Kong?' exclaimed an incredulous Guardiola.

Mendy was in trouble earlier this season when he was late for a rehabilitation session at the training ground, having been at boxing match in London the night before.

He wrote on his Twitter page, "It was just joking with my uber driver I don't want no problems Pep".

Manchester City are now at the top of the table, but Liverpool have a game's advantage after Guardiola's side played against Everton on Wednesday night.

"Wow", the City boss responded. 'Liverpool are exceptional. I don't have the feeling (Jurgen) Klopp, (Virgil) Van Dijk, (Mo) Salah and Sadio (Mane) feel pressure.

"I feel they play good and try to win the games, I think they will be there until the end and we have to be there to win our games to decide the Premier League".

That came as a shock to Guardiola, however, who had granted the France global permission only to go to Europe. "There are times when teammates are in better condition, in football what you have done in the past - you have to do in future".

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