Having watched Manchester United get off to a stuttering start in the English Premier League from the stands, Shinji Kagawa wants answers.
Red Devils fans were despondent when the club’s new manager, David Moyes, left Kagawa out of the match day squad for their demoralising defeat to Liverpool. And they were confounded by Moyes’ assessment of United’s transfer activity.
Pressed on his inability to get a look-in at the beginning of the season, Kagawa insisted that he remains focused on proving his worth at Old Trafford.
But speaking after scoring as Japan beat Ghana in a friendly earlier this week, the mercurial playmaker could not hide his frustration at his lingering spell on the bench at United.
"Please ask David Moyes why I'm not in the side," Kagawa told AFP.
"It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve. It's hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others – it comes in waves.
"So it's nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good. I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance.”
Despite his agitation at his lack of game time in England, Kagawa remains upbeat about chances.
He clearly believes he is good enough to pull the strings for the English champions, and has rededicated himself to breaking down the obstacles in his path to a regular first-team place.
“When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team,” he said.
"When I get back to my club I have to wait for my chance in the Champions League and the Premier League. I'm sure my chance will come."