Mesut Ozil has made it clear he pays no notice to his critics.
While admitting he thinks his manager’s view is the most important one, he also said critics are only laughable to him.
He also noted that by this point, he’s either loved or hated by people.
He said to Sky Sports: “I just laugh.
“I am not the youngest anymore. I started playing professionally at the age of 16 or 17. It’s always been up and down with me – people either like me or they don’t.
“I don’t listen to these people. I just listen to my coach and my people who say things straight to my face. So of course, if I play bad, I know that just as I know when I play well.
“The most important thing is that the coach can help me. If I make mistakes he can tell me, we can speak and I can improve for the future.
“But if people just say bad things about me because they want to be in the paper. I know that and I don’t care about them.”