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Man City boss Guardiola hails Mendy: But we must wait; we always must wait...!

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is delighted with the current form of Benjamin Mendy.

The pair haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but ahead of City's Champions League clash with Porto, the manager was keen to talk up his fullback after Saturday's goal against Burnley.

Guardiola said, "Benjamin Mendy is so important to us. He is in shape. But scoring a goal is the last thing I expect from him. First I want to see him defend well and be in good shape, focused. That's what we all want for him.

"In his last matches, he has been very good. But we must wait. With Benjamin, you always have to wait. It all depends on him, like John Stones. Everything depends on him, not on the manager, but on the way he trains thoroughly day after day. He must be focused and if on top of that he scores a goal, that's good.

"But that's the last thing I ask him."

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