However, the defender impressed for victory over Vitesse and acknowledged the support and chants of "Leigh, Leigh, Leigh" from NAC fans.
"I heard it, yes. I tried to shut myself off, but I heard it. I cannot deny that it makes you bigger as a player, it is good for your self-confidence," he said.
"I know what it has been like when I have not been able to convince, that is the most important thing for me. The criticism was sometimes justified, I can do better, I know."