Goals against Aston Villa and Southampton saw Werner enter the international break in a buoyant mood and his brace in Skopje secured the Germans' place at next year's World Cup in Qatar, taking his tally to four goals in five games.
"I had to ignore it [the criticism]," Werner said. "If I kept thinking about it, I wouldn't have been able to play.
"At some point I knew the goals would start to come. I know what I can do."
He added: "If the trainer likes you and relies on you, that's good. I especially need outside trust. I hope that I can keep giving it back."
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