Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is determined to fight back after producing some poor recent performances.
The England international made high-profile mistakes against Swansea City and Arsenal last month, but is adamant he can move on from his struggles and get back to his usual best.
“I don’t care what anybody says, I don’t listen to anybody. The only people I have to prove myself to is the manager of the football club that I’m playing at and my team-mates that I’m playing with,” Cahill told BBC.
“For me, my form up to Swansea [the 2-2 draw on September 11] was fine. I was playing well, I was happy. But then I made a few big errors and we all know that when you make a few errors in football, basic ones as well, it gets noticed. I’m not stupid.
“But if you make a couple of mistakes in a couple of big games, then all of a sudden the whole season is tarnished like you’re having a bit of a nightmare. Yet it’s not like you can turn around and say, ‘He’s lost his legs or is being beaten all ends up’.
“I basically made my own mistakes out of nothing, so as ridiculously as bad as they were, they are also easy to correct.”