Last updated : 13 September 2004 By editor

"People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting. I've got a very strong Mum and Dad and that's how they brought me up. Whenever people have said things about me or my family, I have just gone out and played my football. People have to realise that I'll keep doing that."

"Sometimes you don't play well - apparently I haven't played well for three years - and you get criticised, but I'm confident in my ability. Even if people think I haven't got anything left to offer. I played really well against the Ukraine and yet a couple of weeks later I'm a has-been."