Still young, still learning, lets remember that he was playing non-league football before last season, he's come a very long way since then, time is on his side, despite all of this he looked very comfortable for his first match, comfortable on the ball, brilliant heading, good pace, i've seen top defenders give them penalties away in big matches, can't really criticise him for that especially on his debut, as long as he doesn't do it in competitive games. Very good debut.
he was decent last night. Safe, with good anticipation, always ready,he was more confident that Evans yesterday. Mas i think he was "naive" when he commited that penalty. And thereafter, he wasn't playing so well. But we have to consider that was his first game for a bigger team with greater expectations. Surely he'll improve, evolve and play better.
Good passer,read the game pretty well.For the penalty he did what he had to do. I wont fault him too much on that. Smalling is a good player. Bottom line- He is A GREAT SIGNING ! All he needs is more games to shake off the off season rust. He will be a beast for us. I love him already !