Pauleta shrugs off critics

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Pauleta insists his double in Paris Saint Germain's 4-0 thrashing of Nantes was not a riposte to his critics.

The experienced striker has been targeted for criticism this season, with PSG having toiled at the bottom end of the table.

But the win over Nantes took the club six points clear of the relegation zone and Pauleta was happy to play his part.

"We still have three or four points to get, but everything remains possible, so we have to remain focused," Pauleta told the club's official website.

"I am happy to have scored and assisted, but I have no feelings of revenge.

"I have been criticised, but critics are part of football. Maybe I will be criticised again next season.

"With chairman Alain Cayzac, we have a very good relationship. He knows I will leave at the end of my contract.

"A player, and above all a PSG captain, has to have the right behaviour."

Meanwhile, Sylvain Armand has been linked with a move away from Parc des Princes at the end of the season.

The full-back has impressed in a season of turmoil for PSG, and his performances have caught the eye of Ligue 1 rivals Lyon, Lens and Monaco, along with Italian side Fiorentina.