The Frenchman is confident his side will seek redemption in the league in the upcoming games.

Defending champions Manchester City are currently undergoing tough times but defender Benjamin Mendy insists its just a phase. The Cityzens were shockingly held on Saturday by an adamant Crystal Palace to a 2-2 draw.

The draw means Pep Guardiola’s men are now 13 points below league-leaders Liverpool who have two games yet in hand.

“All the people say Man City are finished, that we’re finished. They can say what they want. We will just keep focusing on us, play our football, win the games, to fight until the league is over,” says Benjamin Mendy.

“This is the truth, no-one can complain – they (Liverpool) are a good team, strong team who win, win and win, so in our dressing room we try to focus on ourselves.”

Moreover, City’s drop in form also raises questions over their survival in the Champions League against Real Madrid. “That will be another kind of game – Champions League, big game,” continued the 25 year-old.

“Every game is big, but everyone knows that this game will be watched by everyone, so mentally you have a feeling, the atmosphere, how you come to the game puts you on fire, excited.”

Coming back the Premier League, it has been a season of ups and downs for City. However, one thing can be said for sure is the team is definitely not performing as good as they did in the previous couple of seasons.

Furthermore, many blame their porous defence that has led to their slip in form this season. Talismanic centre-back Aymeric Laporte has been on the sidelines since quite a time now, while Benjamin Mendy has himself been on the fringes of multiple injury layoffs.

However, with the full-back now back in the team, reports suggest his compatriot should be back very soon too. “Laporte is very important,” says Benjamin Mendy. “The way we play, we need his left foot, so it will be good to have him back central. I think Man City will do much better.”

“When you have won two titles in a row, or even one, the next season is not easy,” says Mendy according to Manchester Evening News.

“We have seen that other teams who have won the title have not even reached the Champions League the season after – they were in the Europa League.”

“We won our first title, and then won again, and are now we are still second or third. It’s not easy in the Premier League – every team fights and believe they can do something.”

“That’s why this league is a dream, and we enjoy it so much,” concludes Benjamin Mendy.