Super Eagles of Nigeria and Everton star, Alex Iwobi says turning a deaf ear to anyone writing him off has made him a better player.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the former Arsenal man has been impressive for Frank Lampard’s Toffees in the current English Premier League (EPL) campaign.
Apart from playing every minute in the ongoing season, Iwobi has earned rave reviews this season.
“Before I used to take a look and listen out for what people say about me,” Iwobi told BBC Sport Africa.
“But I’m at this age where the only criticism I really react upon is from myself. I’m the one that judges my performances at the end of the day.
“I do get external factors [like the manager] telling me what I can improve on and what I can do to get better.
“But I just focus on my own opinion, because it’s my own opinion that matters to me.”