Pep Guardiola says City will see the best of Benjamin Mendy once the Frenchman has enjoyed a prolonged period of training and matches.

Pep Guardiola says City will see the best of Benjamin Mendy once the Frenchman has enjoyed a prolonged period of training and matches.

The Catalan was pleased to see the full-back come through two games in three games after starting against Crystal Palace and Atalanta and while he feels Mendy still has some way to go before he hits top form, Guardiola is confident he will get there in time.

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“He played 90 minutes against Crystal Palace and 70-75 minutes in an incredibly demanding game against Atalanta and he is not injured,” said the City manager.

“I think it is coming if he can play regularly. With games he can get to his best level. He’s not at the level we believe he can be, but that’s normal after two seasons out. He needs time.

“Hopefully he can be fit. If he’s fit, he can train every day, it’s going to happen.”