Samaras ignores critics
Celtic's Georgios Samaras insists he did not allow the criticism from boss Neil Lennon earlier in the season to affect him.
Last Updated: 26/02/12 1:16pm
Celtic striker Georgios Samaras insists he did not allow the criticism from boss Neil Lennon earlier in the season to affect him.
The Greek marksman was misfiring and Lennon claimed he was the type of player that could get him the sack.
Celtic held their AGM in October and the Hoops chief was confronted by angry fans, who were bemused by his decision to continue with Samaras considering they were 10 points behind Rangers at that point.
However, Samaras has been instrumental in Celtic reversing their fortunes and now appears to be winning over fans in his customary laid back style.
"I tried to stay focused for the football, tried to help my team, tried to perform and play well when I had my chances," he said.
"If I hear positive comments from my manager, team-mates, from you (media) or negative comments from everyone, the supporters, you, the manager, my team-mates, I react the same way.
"I just try to stay focused on my game. I love football and I have told you before that I really don't care about what people say, I just try to stay focused because I really love what I'm doing.
"I want to go on the pitch and enjoy it."