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Deschamps asks Mendy to be careful over body

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Pin Mendy has struggled with match fitness in recent weeks. AFP
Mendy has struggled with match fitness in recent weeks. AFP

Deschamps asks Mendy to be careful over body

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France boss Didier Deschamps wants Mendy to take care of himself more both "on and off the pitch".

The Manchester City defender has suffered four injuries since joining the 'Sky Blues' in 2017 and has missed several games with a foot injury in recent weeks. 

Mendy, 24, has now returned and was excellent in keeping a clean sheet against Liverpool's Salah, Mane and Firmino on Sunday. 

The left-back has been left out of France's squad for upcoming matches against Germany and Iceland, and Deschamps has warned him to be more careful over fitness. 

The manager said: "He needs to be aware that he has to take care of his body, on and off the pitch. 

"He has above-average physical qualities, but the high-level requirements make him have to be careful. It's coming, it has to get into his brain.

"I saw his match on Sunday, I found him rather successful in the duels - even if it is not his first quality and even if it was for him a back to school match."

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