But he says Matt Ritchie has helped him get back down to basics.
“You can sometimes get distracted by the outside noise and maybe for a little bit in the summer I was a bit," he admitted to NUFCTV.
“It's hard not to whenever you go anywhere you see your face on the front of a newspaper and you turn the telly on people are talking about you. And it's not like they're talking about little things, they're talking about things that can change your life really," he said.
“The expectation is half what I've done and it's probably a good thing. It does just go to show I did impress people when I got my chance last year. So for me it's about not listening to them and sticking to what I do. I speak to Matty Ritchie a lot, he's someone I lean on in the squad. He tends to keep us grounded and he's always there with good bits of advice."