Manchester City spent a lot of money to bring Eliaquim Mangala in from FC Porto last summer.
With a £32million price-tag, City fans may have expected the French international to be sensational from the start, while others would have realised that such things weigh heavy round the necks of the greatest players, and at just 23 (when he arrived) he was always going to need time to settle.
Mangala has gone on to make 28 appearances for City to date, with some being more impressive than others. But against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, the centre-back did well alongside Martin Demichelis.
Keeping a clean-sheet at White Hart Lane these days is no mean feat, and Mangala can hold his head high after a job well done.
After the match against Tottenham we took to Twitter to see what City fans thought of Mangala’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Mangala looks brilliant for half of the time, and terrible for the other half of the time, hopefully establish himself next season— sam findlow (@samfindlow) May 3, 2015
Love aggressive defending but mangala needs to tone it down sometimes— Stin (@dandy__man) May 3, 2015
If three at the back with Boyata, Demi and Mangala is the answer, what is the question?!— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooks) May 3, 2015
Mangala is staring to get a lot better— Ash ツ (@A5h3rz) May 3, 2015
Kolarov and Mangala have been brilliant today!!— BiGGLES (@NBP90) May 3, 2015
Mangala is ten times better paired with demi— Forrest Bateman (@ArboledaBateman) May 3, 2015
Mangala is superior in every way to Demichelis— Cal (@CallumRahman) May 3, 2015