I'm not defending him as I think he's been poor when he's played but I just don't think he's as shite as we've seen so far. The lad has captained Ajax, won titles, is an experienced international and has played and scored in the Champions League for a few years. He's not alone this season as everyone has under-performed but he wouldn't be the first to struggle in his first year moving to this country.
He's captained Ajax in a piss-poor Dutch league, plays in arguably the worst Netherlands side in living memory, and the number of shit players that have scored in the Champions League.is well-known.
Maybe he just needs time to adapt but he seems to lack really basic things, pace, strength and speed of thinking to name just three.