Why Louis felt in­se­cure in his time with One Di­rec­tion

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One Direc­ton star Louis Tom­lin­son says he suf­fered from in­se­cu­rity as he tried to find his place in the band. In an in­ter­view to the Ob­server, the singer dis­cussed his love and ad­mi­ra­tion for the band but ex­plained that he felt he was seen as “for­get­table, to a cer­tain de­gree” by some peo­ple, re­ports dai­ly­mail. co.uk.

He also said he of­ten mea­sured him­self against his band­mates Niall Ho­ran, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Zayn Ma­lik.

Tom­lin­son, who had ex­pe­ri­enced suc­cess at 18, said he didn’t give him­self the credit he de­served for mak­ing the X Fac­tor-cre­ated band what it was. He said, “Like Niall, for ex­am­ple. He’s the most lovely guy in the world. Hap­pygo-lucky Ir­ish, no sense of ar­ro­gance. And he’s fear­less. There are times I’ve thought: ‘I’d have a bit of that’.”

“Zayn, back in the day. He could re­late to me on a nerves level. In the first year, we were both the least con­fi­dent. But Zayn has a fan­tas­tic voice and for him it was al­ways about own­ing that. Liam al­ways had a good stage pres­ence, same as Harry. They’ve both got that own­er­ship. Harry comes across very cool. Liam’s all about get­ting the crowd go­ing, do­ing a bit of danc­ing... And then there’s you. And then there’s me.”

Re­flect­ing on his time on the X Fac­tor in 2010, he ad­mit­ted that he ques­tioned his role in the band af­ter he never had his own solo dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion. He said: “A lot of peo­ple can take the p*** out of that. But when you ac­tu­ally think about how that feels, stand­ing on stage ev­ery sin­gle week, think­ing: ‘What have I re­ally done to con­trib­ute here?’.”

Zayn, back in the day. He could re­late to me on a nerves level. In the first year, we were both the least con­fi­dent.” Louis Tom­lin­son

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