Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha has defended his 2017/18 form after the 2-2 away draw to Kawasaki Frontale.
A last minute Leroy George penalty snatched Victory their second point in the Asian Champions League (ACL) in Japan, after having to fight back from behind twice.
Berisha claimed the A-League golden boot alongside Jamie Maclaren with 19 goals last year, however has netted nine goals in 20 A-League appearances this season.
And while many Victory players have admitted they've started slowly in the A-League this season, Berisha felt the club has regained its momentum.
The Kosovan told FourFourTwo post-match in Kawasaki that he was not paying attention to his haters.
"I don't have critics," Berisha said. "I scored the goal against Adelaide and played a good game. I got an assist against Melbourne City and I scored a goal in Kawasaki. If they say it's an own goal... It's a crucial goal because it brought us back into the game.
"No critics there... I'm doing my job, I'm working really hard for the team. Today I had one chance and it was a goal.
"A lot of people who criticise me don't understand football because they think I have 10 chances every game, but I only had one chance in all those games, so I have to deal with this. Mostly I did good and I just work hard, I don't feel like I have critics.
"We are back in the A-League and the Champions League. It's a hard competition and we work hard. We're climbing up step-by-step and we get ready for finals."
An adamant Berisha was also convinced that he should have claimed the 36th-minute Eduardo Neto own goal. But he was positive about the club gaining momentum.
"They gave it as an own goal, but I think that's my goal," he said.
"It looks like they love to give own goals. If I don't touch the ball or deflect it, it doesn't go anywhere.
"Anyway, in the end, it's good. I don't know if we deserved the point, but in the end we take every point possible and the point changes our momentum now.
"You can see it against Adelaide, Melbourne City and now against Kawasaki. It's never easy in cold temperatures, we're not used to playing in these conditions in Australia.
"We're coming so far away, things are different, the food... everything. I think we did well, we're playing well collectively."
Berisha also praised the Victory fans who supported the Big V in Kawasaki. A number of Victory fans were based in Japan and had visited or lived in Melbourne in the past.
"That's beautiful, they came to our hotel and we actually talked to them, we signed their Victory tops and signed autographs," Berisha said.
"We know they're following us around here in Kawasaki. It shows again how big this club is and I really hope that we made them happy with the point, we tried out maximum and the club is doing well."