Roberto Firmino have a very honest interview this week where he addressed his form. The Brazilian doesn’t believe he’s been at his best.
It’s no secret that Roberto Firmino has struggled this season. He hasn’t looked himself for most of the campaign, struggling to produce goals or assists.
Firmino has just one goal since Christmas, for instance, while his last ten appearances have produced a single assist. It just hasn’t clicked for him this season.
Overall, the 29-year-old has six goals and five assists in the Premier League this season, with zero of each in the Champions League. Hardly the form of one of Liverpool’s most important players.
It’s seen him drop out of the side at time, with Diogo Jota taking his place as a no.9.
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So how does Firmino see things? Well, he gave a very honest interview to ESPN where he addressed his form.
“It’s been a difficult season for me. We have to be honest, there’s no lack of hope for improvement. My desire is to evolve and grow every day. There’s no lack of motivation for me,” Firmino told ESPN Brasil.
“I judge myself a lot. I know that I’m not at my best moment compared to the last few years.
“I always want to be helping with goals and assists, but that hasn’t been happening, unfortunately. But I don’t give up. I’m always looking to improve to help my team to be better, together with the group. I have to evolve day after day.”
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You can’t ask for more from a struggling player, in all honesty. It’s a great interview from Firmino and one where you realise how self-aware he is.
He knows things aren’t working out right now and seeing that is the necessary step towards fixing it. And we think Firmino might do just that.
He’s certainly trying to head in that direction.