When you’re put in midfield to be the creative outlet you’re going to shoulder a lot of the criticism when the team shows no creativity.
Wanting the ball and trying things that just don’t come off, wouldn’t be criticised. This guy is completely disinterested for the large majority of games. Compare him to Mills who was always on the move and found himself in acres of space quite a few times, it’s night and day.
We’ve seen his ability so we all know it’s there, it’s just a complete lack of application.