Everton’s Amadou Onana has explained he doesn’t allow criticism to change his opinion about himself.

The 22-year-old is in contention to feature for Belgium in the two friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and England this month.

Earlier today, the Everton star attended a press conference, where he stated that he has to be open to criticism, and his quotes are relayed by Het Laatste Nieuws.

“You have to be open to criticism. But that doesn’t affect my perception of myself. That is about the timing of interceptions, about staying upright in duels. I’m satisfied with my evolution,” he said.

Both Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne and AS Roma striker Romelu Lukaku will miss De Rode Duivels’ next two fixtures and the Everton midfielder was asked if could lead the national team this month.

When responding to that, Onana explained that Belgium manager Domenico Tedesco will decide who will be the captain and that he doesn’t need an armband “to be the player I want to be”.

Sean Dyche’s side are in 16th spot, four points above the danger zone. Burnley are 19th and are trailing 17th placed Luton Town by five points.

The Clarets are led by Belgian coach Vincent Kompany, who the Belgian media remain oddly obsessed with.

On the relegation battle with Burnley, he added: “Vincent is of course a Belgian and I wish him well. But I also have to focus on my own team and our own interests.”