Benjamin Mendy Back in Manchester City Training

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City aren't at Barcelona's level yet

"I know everyone wants to anticipate the situation and what will happen, everyone is thinking about when we will win the title".

"It's nothing to do with Wigan - the reason we lost there was that for 50 minutes it was 10 v 11 and we were not precise enough to find a goal", Guardiola said.

Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 and warned regarding his future conduct after accepting a Football Association charge of wearing a "political message".

The Spaniard said: "I don't like to play on Monday because over the weekend everybody is involved and when the weekend is over, they are like, "the weekend is over, there are no more games", but we have to play".

City suffered a shock defeat to the League One side when they last played on a Monday in the FA Cup last month.

Benjamin Mendy has returned to training with his Manchester City team-mates - less than six months on from suffering cruciate knee ligament damage. We need to be focused because Stoke away is always hard. "My agent is not in town - was not, is not, will not be in town in the next weeks".

Their visit to relegation-threated Stoke on Monday, though, has left Guardiola looking at the calendar warily.

Guardiola has dismissed reports that his agent was in Manchester during the week to discuss contracts. "Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling are much better", Guardiola said.

Girona FC are a club closely linked to City and Pep, with his brother being a part-owner with the CFG.

Leicester and Southampton are also long-term admirers of the player, who can play out wide or up front, as they look to bolster their attacking options for next season.

Finally, before the embargoed portion of the press conference, Pep was asked by Guillem Balague if he's ever felt like Arsene Wenger while at City, after the Arsenal boss revealed he's been suffering sleepless nights lately.

"I reviewed the game and we did quite well, well enough to go through". We are not good.

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