Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia is hoping to silence his critics during the Premier League title run in, reports the Daily Star.
The Spanish international has struggled to win over the City supporters since signing from Benfica for £16million in the summer of 2012.
He has been the target of the supporters frustrations at times, and has been linked with a move to Europe in the summer.
But the midfielder is hoping to play a significant part in City’s title run in, and hopes a series of good performances will silence his critics once and for all.
“For me it is so important to speak with my team-mates, and from the beginning it was so difficult”, the Spaniard explained.
“At the training ground I like to joke with my team-mates. At the beginning that was difficult, but now I can speak a little bit with my friends.
“When you feel good off the pitch, you feel better on it. Maybe this season after Christmas I have done my job better.
“When you play regularly, you can show your quality, and the most important thing for me is to win three points and keep working for the Premier League title.
“I try to hear nothing from the fans! Maybe six months ago, 10 months ago, people maybe didn’t say anything good to me and now I try to do my job.
“Now maybe the fans are happier with me, but I just try to do my job, and I try to do the same things I did six months ago.
“I feel better now in the country, in the team and in the club.”