Come rain or shine, you can always rely on Benjamin Mandy to see the positive side of things.
The defender suffered a blow Wednesday night, and Manchester City confirmed that he had undergone surgery on the left knee meniscus problem after he retreated from the French team.
No time limit has been given for the recovery of a 24-year-old who missed most of last season after breaking the front rigid ligament in the right knee against Crystal Palace in September 2017.
He returned from injury in April this year and started nine of the 12 Premier League games this season.
Mendi, despite the rejection, soon after the club's statement overtook the fears of Citia fans for long-term dismissal.
And recognizing his status as one of the best defenders in the fantastic Football League Premier League game (FPL), Mandy also managed to have some fun in that process.
Responding to the deaths of the city, Mendi said: "The other knee was jealous, but the operation went well and everything is coming back soon, guys, I just have to find another captain of FPL for some games."
The city's full statement reads: "Manchester City can confirm that Benjamin Mendi had a surgery on his left knee tonight.
"The Frenchman who played full 90 minutes in a 3-1 victory over the weekend from rivals Manchester United, traveled to join his team before retiring from the team.
"The 24-year-old defense attorney attended the Dr Cugat Clinic in Barcelona, where the scan found that an operation was needed.
"This operation was carried out on Wednesday night and everyone in Manchester City wish Benjamin a quick recovery."
Mendi costs £ 52 million when he moved to Etihad from Monaco in 2017.
Further reporting to the Press Association.