Nacho Novo feels the controversy over his suggestion he could qualify to play for Scotland has got out of hand. The 29-year-old Spaniard had claimed he would probably accept a call to represent his adopted country.
"I didn't start anything," said the striker.
"I was just asked a question and I said what I felt, that if something happened then I would be happy to play.
"It was a simple answer to a simple question, that's all but everyone has taken it too far.
"I was surprised by the reaction.
"I haven't had any contact with anybody (from the SFA), I find out everything from what I read in the papers.
"I respect everyone's opinions, people will be with you, people will be against you, but I don't want any trouble at all.
"My sister heard about it back in Spain, it was big news back there as well.
"There has been a lot of fun in the dressing room and my team-mates call me Hamish McNovo and things like that.
"Everybody has had a laugh and it's been quite funny.
"But I just want to play football and be happy, that's all."
Asked if he felt Scottish, Novo joked: "Can't you hear my Glaswegian accent?
"It's been a long time, eight years, and my family is Scottish.
"Scotland is my home, I came from a lower division club in Spain to here and everybody has helped me and been really nice to me."