The American knows the only way to silence the critics is to start winning games.
â€śWe donâ€™t pay attention to the press,â€ť Friedel told talkSPORT.
â€śWe know after a 6-0 defeat nice things arenâ€™t going to be said so you donâ€™t read it, you just get on with your work, and that is how you quieten them down.
â€śI thought our last two performances were very good and on Wednesday [against Fulham] we are expecting another good performance.
"Whenever you take a 6-0 defeat you want to get on the pitch as soon as possible, we did so against Tromso, winning 2-0, and then I thought the reaction in the Premier League was outstanding.
â€śI thought we were the better team in the 2-2 draw and we are looking forward to Wednesday now.
â€śWe have got a great squad, a lot of quality players, and we will be going in with a lot of confidence based on our last two games. â€ś
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