Mendy: It’s a big responsibility

‘It’s a big responsibility because this club has won so many trophies and we want to fight to win trophies every year, so the pressure is high every year, and it’s good to be part of this team.

‘I think we have to work hard in training, to keep working, and for me we need to stay confident between us because when you’ve lost many games sometimes it’s hard. But we need to stay positive, we need to stay confident and stay focused on the next game.’

The Senegal international, who was born in France, made an impressive start to his time in this country, not conceding a goal in any of his first three Premier League appearances, and revealed that the weather and spending time with his family helped him settle here quickly.

‘Because firstly I think I play in a good team. We did well at the start and I always worked to come here, so I think my attributes are good for this league and help me to perform when I play.