Ahmed Musa has refuted claims his move to Saudi Arabia Premier League side Al-Nassr was motivated by money.
Musa joined Al-Nassr on a four-year contract last week, ending an unhappy stint with Leicester City of England.
That has led to suggestions that Musa’s primary concern is his finances, but he told Futbalgalore.com: “I don’t understand the criticism, I work hard for what I earn. I am focused on my job.
“They play good football [in Suadi Arabia]. I will have to adapt to their style and take it from there.
“It is not as if I am doing anything illegal or robbing people of their money. I have learnt to turn the negatives into positives and so I make my decisions and understand that everyone works for money.
“At the end of my career, people will not criticise me anymore. They will move on to the next person. And at the end of my career the most important thing will be how well I did for myself, my family and those closest to me.
Asked about worries the Saudi League will not provide a big enough test for him to stay on top form, Musa added: “I heard those concerns when I was going to Al-Nassr.
“I have always said that the most important thing is that I score goals. That is what the fans in Nigeria and everywhere I play want.