Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says the club cannot afford to listen to criticism.
City had been chastised over the past few years for failing in the Champions League, prior to this season where their run ended in the semi-final.
Wednesday night's 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu denied City the chance to progress to the May 28 final in Milan but it may have silenced a few doubters regarding their standing in the European game.
This is something that Hart is not prepared to worry about as he and his colleagues are more focused on winning each and every game they compete in rather than thinking about negativity towards them.
"Yeah, I don't think we can be bothered by criticism," he told BT Sport after the agonising defeat in Madrid.
City lost captain Vincent Kompany to a leg injury inside 10 minutes, and was replaced by Eliaquim Mangala, but Hart said that change in personnel so early in the contest had nothing to do with the result which came via a Fernando deflection on 20 minutes.
"It did hurt us but Manga came on and did fantastic, thats not why we lost," he added.