Owen accepts he must win over Newcastle fans
In his column for the News of the World, Owen wrote: "It's a good job I am a fairly level-headed person or it would drive me mad.
"He said he wanted to get fit again for Newcastle before considering a recall for England - and that was perceived as an attack on me.
"I will ignore all that for now and get on with my job."
He added: "I suppose I should be used to all this.
"It happened to me before when I was a Liverpool player.
"I broke into the England team and did well internationally almost before I had properly established myself at Anfield.
The Reds fans didn't like that because they thought I was only interested in my international career.
But I did manage to turn them around by scoring loads of goals in helping Liverpool to win an unprecedented cup treble in 2001.
I guess that is the way to win over public opinion at Newcastle as well.
If I can score the goals that will help them win a trophy or two, that will prove how much I am committed to the club.