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Mangala breaks his silence: Man City fans need to know...

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has broken his silence since arriving in England in the summer.

Mangala admits he is only just finding his feet in the Barclays Premier League.

"I would like the fans to know a bit more about me as a person. They see me on the field but they don't know me," he told the Daily Mail.

"I have tried to make the adaptation quick but you have to be patient and hope that other people will be patient with you. There has been (media) criticism but I'm cool with that. If you can't take that you shouldn't be a footballer.

"All over Europe you have ex-players on TV who criticise you. It doesn't worry me. I am my biggest critic. I know I am moving forwards and adapting."

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