Jump to content

Jorge Grant hits back at critics and insists he thrives on pressure

Joe Jones

Notts County attacker Jorge Grant has hit out at the fans who have criticised his performances in recent weeks and insists that he thrives on pressure in terms of performances and scoring goals.

The 23-year-old came off the bench against Stevenage last week to net the opening goal in what ended as a 2-0 win.

The goal was his first since his all-important equaliser at Lincoln City in mid-January, a long wait for his 18th of the season, and he celebrated by putting his fingers in his ears.

“I was just blocking out the haters with the celebrations,” Grant told the Nottingham Post.

“Me and the missus were watching some Vines and there was a lad who put spoons on his eyes to show that he wasn’t paying them attention. This was my way of just saying I am just getting on with the job in hand.

“Sometimes what people says does affect you. When you are not doing well and you know you’re not doing well, then when people tell you, that’s when it does affect you a bit more.

“I just try to get on with it, but it’s hard when your mate says ‘have you seen this?’. Some of the comments are quite funny actually so I do laugh.

“But there are some when you think 'I’ve got to prove him wrong or him wrong'. That’s life I think. Everybody doubts you in a way, so you’ve just got to go out there and prove it.”

“I think with the start I had everybody expects me to score goals. From a winger’s perspective, it’s not often they score as many as I have already this season. In that way it’s very pleasing, but I like pressure.

“I want people to be on at me and wanting me to do things more and more. I'd rather it be that way than people say 'he’s not scored that many, so it’s okay’. When people put that pressure on you, you thrive on it.”

Share your thoughts about this news story on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans.

Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.

Share your PRIDE with PON! Visit our Community Forum

Join us - Discuss - Write for us - Debate - Contact us

User Feedback

Recommended Comments

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

About PON

Pride of Nottingham

Pride of Nottingham is an independent fansite devoted to Notts County, the world’s oldest professional football club. Created in 2013, it has served as a source of Magpie news, features, match previews, reports, analysis and interviews for more than three years.

Support PON

Enjoy our content? Want to help us grow? Your donation will go a long way towards improving the site!


Meet the Team

Chris Chris Administrators
ARLukomski ARLukomski Administrators
KB1862 KB1862 Members
CliftonMagpie CliftonMagpie Global Moderators
super_ram super_ram Global Moderators

Social Media

  • Create New...

Important Information

Pride of Nottingham uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. To approve, simply continue using the site or click 'I accept' Terms of Use.