Please Wait . . .

Man City 'disappointed' in Mendy after defender flouts Covid-19 rules to host New Year's Eve party
Mode Gelap
Liga Teratas

Man City 'disappointed' in Mendy after defender flouts Covid-19 rules to host New Year's Eve party

03-Jan-2021, 06:34 pm

Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 2019-20

Manchester City have expressed their "disappointment" in Benjamin Mendy after the defender flouted Covid-19 rules to host a New Year's Eve party.

The 26-year-old is alleged to have invited friends from outside of his householdto aparty at his residence in Cheshire, with City officials now set to conduct an investigation into the incident.

The Manchester-based club released the following statement on Sunday:"While it is understood that elements of this incident have been misinterpreted in the reports, and that the player has publicly apologised for his error, the club is disappointed to learn of the transgression and will be conducting an internal investigation."

Mendy and the rest of Pep Guardiola'ssquad have benefitted from extra time off after seeing their Premier League fixture with Everton postponed on December 28.

The clash at Goodison Park was called off after a rise in positive Covid-19 cases within the City camp, but they are due back in action against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Mendy was an unused substitute during the Blues' last top-flight outing against Newcastle, which ended in a 2-0 win for Guardiola's side at Etihad Stadium.

The World Cup winner will be available for the trip to Chelsea, but City will be without five other senior players as they remain in quarantine following positive coronavirus tests.

Guardiola told a pre-match press conference: "Five players are out right now. They are isolated for 10 days ago, some the first cases that were released – four people, two players - and three more the second time."

Mendy is not the only player to have been caught breaking current restrictions, with Tottenham forced to condemn the actions of Sergio Reguilon, Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso after they attended a Christmas party together.

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinhospoke out on the incident after his side's 3-0 win over Leeds United, telling reporters: "We as a club feel disappointed. We give the players all the education, we give the players all the conditions and, of course, we are not happy. It was a negative surprise for us."

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson issued a public apology on Friday on behalf ofLuka Milivojevic, who was pictured at an event in London with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic last week.

"We condemn it, we certainly apologise for it," said Hodgson. "I’m certain Luka will as well. As far as I’m concerned he should take responsibility for that.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Richarlison Abdoulaye Doucoure Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 2020-21

Everton vs Southampton Betting Tips: ...

Everton will be hoping to build on their Merseyside derby victory when they w...
Raphael Varane Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Betting ...

Real Madrid welcome Real Sociedad to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Monday...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Sheffield United vs Liverpool Betting...

Liverpool have a prime opportunity to pick up their first Premier League win ...
Fernandes Manchester United 2021

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting:...

Goalmouth action is likely to be thin on the ground when Chelsea welcome Manc...
Mason Mount Chelsea 2020-21

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting ...

Thomas Tuchel will be aiming to extend his strong start to life as Chelsea ma...

Transfer

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates vs RB Leipzig, Champions League 2020-21

Real Madrid want Salah but can't affo...

Real Madrid are interested in signing Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to af...
Tomori Alexis Sanches Milan Inter 2020

Maldini: Milan still evaluating possi...

Paolo Maldini, the Milan technical director, has sung the praises of Fikayo T...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Klopp backs Salah to stay at Liverpoo...

Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah is fully committed to Liverpool in the lo...
Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd, Premier League 2020-21

Tuchel: We fought hard to sign 'indes...

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he wanted to sign Bruno Fernandes at PSG befo...
David Alaba Bayern Munich 2020-21 Real Madrid

Kroos not playing agent for Real Madr...

Toni Kroos is not looking to act as an agent for Real Madrid in their reporte...
image-top-scroll
`