Was thinking about his current form today. His injury crossed my mind and although he's had a couple of decent camios after he returned he has largely been disappointing.
What scared me the most was thinking about his time at Barcelona and how it shattered his confidence. He was hated through stages of his career there and it seems to me he is very much a confidence player. I'm not expecting his performances to pull us out of a bad run of form and doubt he will ever be that player for us. Maybe if the squad as a whole improves his form will too.
I think he's a bit scared and needs the players and the fans to get behind him in order to play well. He might always have this mentality.