Inter Milan skipper Javier Zanetti says he was unaffected by early season criticism.
"Football has moments and last season things went badly, so most of the criticism was aimed at me and Esteban Cambiasso. Maybe it's because we're older. I have always run hard and will continue to do so until I can't do it anymore," shrugged Zanetti.
"The club knows the moment I realise that the team doesn't need me or that I cannot help them, then I will step aside. I am proud to wear the captain's armband and my teammates make me feel important to them."