Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo insists he will not allow the boo-boys to affect his game at the World Cup.
Ronaldo is often the target for jeers from opposition supporters and expects more of the same in South Africa.
The Real Madrid winger told the News of the World: “I don’t know why the fans boo me.
“Maybe it’s because they see me as a dangerous opponent. I’ve got experience and I know what I can and cannot do.
“I can’t react badly, although it’s sometimes difficult to control myself.
“I don’t mind if the crowd boos me. It gives me more strength. Whatever they do, I have to help my team.”
Ronaldo admits he is the man the whole of Portugal will be looking to to inspire the team.
“I don’t mind if there are demands on me, but sometimes there is exaggeration and it always falls back on me,” he continued.
“I’m used to the pressure. But I admit that I feel more pressured with the national team than with Real Madrid.
“I always try to do my best and take the name of Portugal as far as possible.”
The former Manchester United player is 6/4 with SkyBet and StanJames to be his country’s top goalscorer at the World Cup. Ronaldo is 20/1 with Paddy Power to win the Golden Boot.