Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted that he is “frustrated” with his form, and that he is desperate to improve.
The Japanese playmaker joined the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund in 2012 with a reputation as one of the very best ‘number 10s’ in European football.
Despite showing glimpses of his ability in his debut season the Asian superstar failed to nail down a starting spot under Sir Alex Ferguson, and has been even less successful since David Moyes took control at Old Trafford.
Kagawa – who has been linked with a move away from United – says that he is annoyed with his below par performances and that he is looking to improve between now and the end of the campaign:
“I still haven’t scored any goals this season so I’ve felt very irritated,” he is quoted by The Express.
“This is the first time in my career that I haven’t been able to produce so it’s disappointing.
“I pressure myself to score in every game but some days it feels like I just can’t win. I know I have to overcome that.
“Actually, if I can’t it really shows that I haven’t grown as a player. So because of that I have to really focus on the second half of the season and overcome that mental block.”
The 24-year-old looks set to see his role with Moyes’ set-up diluted further in the coming months following the club record arrival of Juan Mata.