Manchester City's recent striking addition has admitted things have not gone according to plan for him yet.
The Ivory Coast international arrived at the Etihad Stadium in January, signing from Swansea City. But while he netted 35 goals in 70 matches for the Swans, he has only found the net once since his big-money move to City.
Bony’s involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations certainly played its part in the settling-in period, and fans will surely see a far sharper player next season and beyond. But the 26-year-old has made it clear that his early months at his new club have not gone according to plan.
“It has been a frustrating start and the recent injury hasn’t helped,” Bony said, “but I’m not going to use that as an excuse because as a footballer you have to take the good with the bad.”
City take on Tottenham knowing they still have work to do to ensure a top-four finish this season, even if Liverpool have faltered in their own pursuit of that goal.
Such is the top of the table right now that City could finish second, third or fourth (or lower for that matter) and victory against Spurs will be a must for Bony and his new teammates.