Eric Garcia was under heavy criticism for his performance for Barcelona and Spain.
The Spaniard had a mixed season with the Catalan giants last year and is not guaranteed a start in the new season.
He struggled for form and Xavi preffered the partnership of Ronald Araujo and Gerard Pique last season.
The Barcelona defender has produced a fine display in Spain’s 2-0 win over the Czech Republic and has told reporters that he is not bothered by his critics.
“There will always be criticism. I’ll focus on my game. Constructive criticism is welcome,” Garcia said. “As for the others, I don’t pay attention to it so don’t waste your time.”
“We finished with victory, in an incredible atmosphere and now leaders [of the group], which is the most important thing,” he added.
“We played a good game, correcting the mistakes in Prague, even so they surprised us with some actions but we had extra energy from the fans that pushed us on.”