It's not that people didn't rate him, they were just rightly cautious of him making the step up from the U23's and the U20's World Cup and a few of his showings proved that those reservations were correct. He was very good last but was fairly poor against Southampton and that's what we'll get from him, good games and bad games until he gains experience. He's made right back his own for now and will hopefully carry on improving but lets not go all "I told you so" on the back of a decent game last night. Hopefully once Coleman's fit he can go on loan for a season or two and by the time he's 22-23 we'll have a ready made replacement for him.
He's got better and better every game the last 4 games or so.. yea any player would need a run of games to show he can make the step up, im not going 'i told you so' i'm just saying that if you had watched him for england and the under 23's. then all the over hyped bullshit of he isnt good enough, wouldnt have been said *by you i mean in general the posters who thought Martina was a better right back.
I wasnt doing a told you so, i knew from watching him play for the aforementioned teams that he would easily make the step up... but i knew that from having experience of watching him play.. while the posters who said he was shit, based it off him playing in the premier league with no previous experience of watching him play.