Pellegrini: Mangala May Not Be Starter
Manchester – Purchased with high prices of FC Porto, did not make Eliaquim Mangala automatically get a position in the first team. Just like other Manchester City player, Mangala also should look okay first if you want to be a starter.
Mangala digaet with a tag of 32 million pounds, the price is quite expensive for a defender who is 23 years old and new classmates feel the competition with Porto in the Portuguese league. Moreover, the price could swell so Mangala suspected about over 50 million depending on appearances for the Citizens in uniform.
Arrival Mangala arguably be the answer to the search conducted City central defender, Manuel Pellegrini in this case, since last season remember Vincent Kompany has no companion equally okay.
Matija Nastasic decreased performance due to prolonged injury, Martin Demichelis fickle, and they had taken off Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott. But in fact Mangala has not played since purchased from Porto, both against Liverpool and Stoke City, because the condition is considered not fit very well.
Pellegrini did not want to directly guarantee a prime spot for French international defender Mangala remember to work hard, if they want to be the first choice to accompany Kompany.
“He (Mangala) can give a lot to this team. Defender he is very strong and also very fast,” Pellegrini said as quoted by Sky Sports.
“He was 23 years old and can still grow even more, it is indeed where we are looking,” he continued.
“We helped him to be able to adapt in Manchester and after the international break, he can only play.”
“We need all three of them., As I said about the attacker, as well as for the defender.”
“A lot of games we have to play. Currently Demichelis and Kompany was playing well but it does not mean Mangala also can not like it.”
“There is time for him to play and it depends on the performance of this team,” Pellegrini closed.