Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd has pleaded for patience as the Premier League's big spenders try to find their feet.
City head into their Europa League encounter with Red Bull Salzburg after collecting just a single point from their last two domestic games.
Outside the club, questions are starting to be asked about some of Roberto Mancini's decisions, notably to omit Roque Santa Cruz from his 25-man European squad which leaves him with just two fit strikers in Austria, one of whom, Brazilian Jo, has generally been viewed as a misfit since his £18million move from CSKA Moscow two years ago.
Kidd accepts such pressures come with the territory given the vast scope of what City are trying to achieve. But he also feels Mancini needs to be given time to put his ideas into action.
"From the club itself there has to be patience," he said. "The boss has only been here a short period and this is a building job. It is going to take time.
"Unfortunately some of the players the boss has bought have not been available. They will enhance the team and the club itself when they are fit."