Lukasz Fabianski insists the Swansea dressing room has paid no attention to the doom-mongers at the start of the Premier League season.
The Welsh club suffered successive defeats to Hull and Leicester prior to the international break, although they did pick up a 2-2 draw with Chelsea last time out.
A lack of incoming movement during the summer transfer window has also led to some fans questioning whether the squad is strong enough.
Fabianski insists he is ignoring all the negativity and feels the result against Chelsea shows they can compete in the Premier League as they prepare to face Southampton on Sunday.
“I wasn’t really paying attention to all the doom and gloom,” Fabianski said. “As a professional you just have to get on with your job. Every day you come in and just do the best you can. Other things are not in our power. We just control what we can control and I think with this group there is quality.
“There are some really good players and in the second half against Chelsea you could see the character in the team.
“Fans obviously have a right to share their opinion and we respect that, but we need belief from them as well.”