Manchester City defender, Mendy nears comeback - FCNaija

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 02/03/2018

Benjamin  Mendy remains optimistic for World Cup hope - FCNaija

Manchester City are quite formidable as they are presently contisutted, but they are set to even get better as left-back Benjamin Mendy believes he could be back in action by the end of this month following cruciate knee ligament surgery.

France international Mendy joined Pep Guardiola's side from Monaco last July for a fee in the region of £52million, only to have an impressive start to life at the Etihad Stadium halted by injury during September's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The 23-year-old set the Champions League semi-finals, which begin on April 24, as his return date but his progress has been quicker than expected.

 "When I started my recovery, I had in mind the semi-finals of the Champions League," he told City's official website.

 "That was my goal, but I am coming back a bit quicker than expected originally so maybe it will be possible for me to return sooner than that. I believe in this.

 "I think it's possible for me to come back within four weeks. It's not a good thing to come back too soon and you have to take your time.


"We will see how things go, but I am working hard and [am] optimistic."

That timeframe could put Mendy in contention for City's trip to Everton on March 31, with the derby at home to Manchester United up a week later.