Holland manager Guus Hiddink has said that he is not paying any attention to the criticism following the Dutch national team's poor recent form in Euro qualification campaign.
Hiddink took the reins from Louis van Gaal after last year's World Cup but the Oranje have failed to impress under his leadership so far.
The Dutch have won just two of their Euro2016 qualifying five games and needed an injury-time Klaas-Jan Huntelaar equaliser to draw 1-1 with Turkey at home on Saturday.
Asked how he would deal with the negative reaction, the ex-Chelsea, Australia, South Korea and Russia boss joked: "I've put my bullet-proof vest on.
"To tell the truth, I haven't really read the papers. I had training to prepare ahead of tomorrow's (Tuesday's) match (friendly with Spain).
"I have paid attention to the shots directed at me. The media are very good at manipulating public opinion."
Halfway through the qualifying campaign, the Dutch are placed third in Group A. They trail second-placed Iceland by five points and are only two points ahead of Turkey in the battle for a play-off spot.
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