Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is optimistic about the season ahead and feels “great” having finally overcome his injury hell.
Mendy joined City in 2017 but his first of several devastating injuries struck after just four games and struggled to match the early potential he’s shown since then.
The Frenchman played 20 games last season as he enjoyed his longest run without serious injury since signing from Monaco and is now hoping to push even more this season.
Mendy has started every pre-season game of the Blues so far and could possibly even start the season as the first left-back with Kyle Walker and Aleks Zinchenko who have yet to step into action after attending Euro 2020.
After Tuesday’s dominant 4-1 win over Blackpool, Mendy gave an update on how he feels physically when he goes into the campaign.
“I feel sharp, I feel good, I feel great,” he told City’s internal media. “We have to carry on like this for the rest of the season.
“It [summer break] It was a great time, I would have preferred to have done the European Championship, but that’s the way it is and we’re looking to the future, we’re ready for the season.
“I took a week or two off, but after working with my physio, my trainer, and recovering to be fit again.
“I feel a lot better. It wasn’t easy before, I came back and was in pain. But it’s past and now I’m happy and it’s going to be a great season.”
Mendy also gave his verdict on young City striker Samuel Edozie, who impressed in preparation and scored in all three friendly matches.
He said, “Yeah, he’s a great talent. We have a lot in the academy in Man City.
“He’s got a lot of quality. The position, the way he attacked, the way he took the space, he’s quick and he’s good with the ball too.”
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