Signed from Borussia Dortmund last season, Shinji Kagawa had a mixed season.
Good in patches, decent in patches but a little below par in patches, Shinji has pledged to up the ante next season and is quoted as having remarked to the media, very recently,
"I wasn`t satisfied with my overall performance, but I played well in the second half of the season and started to get more and more confidence."
"Hopefully I can keep that going at the Confederations Cup."
"In this business you need to be like Rooney or Van Persie and prove yourself if you want the ball. I want to be a player like them, which means I need results."
Consistency, at a high level, is what needs to be strived for but now Shinji has that crucial first difficult season over and done with; we reckon he`ll be on an upward march!