Headstrong Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci sends message on Twitter

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Leeds defender is unruffled by recent criticism.

Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has a section of the club's support to win over this coming season.

He was one of six players who missed the final few games of the season with injuries, which the club were forced to insist on their website was genuine amid claims it was a protest against head coach Neil Redfearn, which had been suggested by the dad of Marco Silvestri, as reported The Mirror.

The 2014 summer signing is seen as a lively character, who reacted last week to abuse from a fan on Twitter, asking the supporter, 'do you like your life?'

Last night he was feeling less confrontational and more philosophical, as he prepares with the rest of the squad for the 2015/16 season.

He sent a message on Twitter in Italian, which translated as: "There will always be someone who does not understand your choice. But you choose to proceed, not to be included."

The 25-year-old is clearly headstrong and determined not to let the criticism affect him, even if one reply from a supporter read, 'are you leaving, please do'.

Bellusci's agent Silvio Pagliari last week told Tuttomercatoweb that leaving Leeds is not on the centre-back's agenda or the club's.

He said: "He did a very good season and is happy in Leeds. He has three-year contract and Cellino deems him important."

The easy option for Bellusci would be to seek a return to Italy, after a difficult campaign in which he was cleared of a racism charge levelled against him by Norwich's Cameron Jerome.

Like him or not, it is tribute to him that he is getting his head down and getting on with it and aiming to focus and be successful for the club next season.

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