Southampton recently signed defender Cuco Martina from Dutch club FC Twente, with the 25-year-old agreeing a two-year contract at St Mary’s.
Martina joined the likes of Cedric Soares and Martin Stekelenburg in signing for the Saints in what promises to be another busy summer for Ronald Koeman, but having turned out for his new club for the first time, how did the new boy get on?
Southampton were taking part in the Audi quattro cup – a competition that saw them play two 45-minute matches against Valencia and Red Bull Salzburg.
Unfortunately for Koeman’s side, they lost twice, 1-0 against the Spanish side and 2-0 against the Austrian club later the same day.
The Saints boss had the chance to give plenty of his players a run-out, with Martina starting the first match at left-back.
After the game we took to Twitter to see what Southampton fans thought of Martina’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Cuco Martina playing like a guy out of position alongside a brand new set of team-mates.— Chris No (@nathizzle) July 11, 2015
This Cuco Martina guy looks horrific so far. I don't even want to think what Hazard or Sanchez would do to him.#saintsfc— James Barlow (@TheBarhoe) July 11, 2015
Poor performance from the defence... very worried about Martina, looked awful...but not as bad as this commentator!— Norwegian Saint (@NorwegianSaint) July 11, 2015