“When you’re getting abuse from the opposition fans, it’s because they see you as a threat,” the 30-year-old told FourFourTwo Magazine. “You have just got to take it as a bit of fun.”
Downing is one of the best players in the current West Ham squad and has been in very good form so far this season.
The 30-year-old England international has scored five goals and created 75 chances in 30 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 46%.
Being a very important player for West Ham, Downing understandably gets abuse from the opposition fans, but it seems that he has a great way to cope with it.
One has often found players getting frustrated due to the treatment by the opposition supporters, but it appears that the former Liverpool man is intelligent enough not to be drawn into such a situation.
West Ham are currently ninth in the Premier League table with 42 points from 31 matches.