Downing to prove McClaren wrong

He said: “I was annoyed and disappointed by the reaction — and I still am.

“Criticism from fans is part and parcel of football and you just have to get on with it.

“Maybe I’m a target because I don’t play for one of the top teams.

“I did OK in the game and my performance was just one in an overall poor performance. To single me out was harsh.

“The boss said he was changing the system for Croatia. I want a chance to prove him wrong.”