Feb 17 2011 By Yann Tear
CHRIS Bangura says moans from the fans will never get him down as long as he still enjoys the faith of his manager.
The Chesham United striker admits he was having a bit of a stinker until his match-winning header against Leamington on Tuesday night.
The whole team struggled during a first half dominated by the visitors, but Bangura was the target for most of the flak until his 50th minute header turned the game on its head.
“You can understand the crowd getting frustrated, but I don’t really take it on board,” the 34-year-old front-man told the Examiner.
“People are either going to love me or hate me and it’s no skin off my nose. We persisted and we got the goal and that’s all that matters.
“I never take too much notice of what’s said. I’ve heard some say they like me and others who say I can’t trap a bag of sand, but if the gaffer backs me, I’ll go and do a job.”
Bangura added: “To be fair, in the first half I wasn’t winning headers and I wasn’t on my game, although the whole team could pretty much say the same.
“As a striker you’re going to be judged on how well you’re holding the ball and winning headers as well as goals and I was being dominated.
“I knew I had 10 to 15 minutes to make an impact in the second half or I’d be dragged off and luckily I turned it round.”