To be fair I think he’s been improving of late, since he got back into the side. He’s still not doing enough on the creative side for me though. It appears at times as though he is afraid to try anything more than the short simple pass, probably a hangover from earlier in the season where a lot of his passes were awful and put teammates in trouble and cost the team.
I think he's had bad press so the eyes are on him. Lots of others are playing badly too but don't get the same attention.