Kerry legend Colm Cooper say he was unfazed by recent criticism from Joe Brolly.
The Gooch called time on his stellar career earlier this month, tributes to the 4-time All Ireland winner came from fellow players, fans and pundits.
The outspoken pundit offered an opposing view, saying on the Sunday Game that the tributes were excessive.
Brolly accused Cooper of failing to sparkle on the biggest stage and said the veteran “didn’t have that warrior personality who thrived in adversity.”
“I take Joe for what he is, he’s a very outspoken pundit,” Cooper told RTÉ Radio on Tuesday.
“He likes to go against the grain, sometimes just to create debate. I certainly don’t lie awake at night thinking about what Joe is going to say about me, because in my earlier part of my career he thought I was a fantastic player. In the latter years his view has changed a little bit.
“Look, I played for Kerry and Dr Crokes to win medals and challenge for titles, not to satisfy Joe’s needs or what he thinks about my character and things like that. If I let Joe get to me I don’t think I’d ever tog out.
“He has his views and I think he gets a kick out of winding Kerry people up and they always bite back a little bit which he loves as well. I don’t take it too seriously.
“He has his opinions, the same as everybody else, and I think he gets a little bit more of a kick out of it if he goes against the grain and he gets the reaction that he seems to be getting over this.”