Wales midfielder Joe Allen has confessed not being happy with his performance since he arrived at Anfield and hopes to start reverting the situation with a victory with Wales against Austria this Wednesday.
The Welsh international player admits he has not performed at the desired level so far this season: “Everyone knows my form hasn’t been great”, Allen said to the Daily Mail. However, Liverpool £15 million transfer looked confident to reach his level soon: “It’s up to me now to work hard and get myself back in the team and improve my level of performance”, concluded.
The former Swansea player has had the support of reds manager Brendan Rodgers, who has counted on him in every game this season:“It’s been disappointing not to have been involved in every game and play every game” Allen assured to the tabloid. The 22 year-old has played a total of 31 games in all competitions this season, scoring just one goal against Oldham Athletic in the recent FA Cup defeat.
Allen, who deals with the pressure of being the most expensive Liverpool signing this season, has been recently criticised by Match Of The Day pundits Mark Lawrenson and Alan Shearer. The young player accepts the comments and sets himself as his biggest critic: “They’re top pundits. When Alan Shearer speaks, people listen. I want to improve all aspects of my game. I’m a perfectionist and maybe that’s my problem -sometimes I get frustrated and disappointed when things aren’t perfect”, he stated.