After four years with Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, Gyan signed for Chinese club last week.
In an interview with BBC Sports, Gyan said he does not under the criticism after moving from Al Ain to Shangai SIPG and that he worked hard for what he is earning.
“I don’t understand the criticism, I work hard for what I earn. I am focused on my job…they play good football (in China). 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. This time is my era so I have to make sure I make the most of it.”
“I heard those concerns when I was going to Al Ain but I continued to score important goals for the Black Stars. I have always said that the most important thing is that I score goals. That is what the fans in Ghana and everywhere I play want. And I have scored goals consistently.”
Gyan made a great debut for his new club with a stunning goal winner against Tianjin Teda. The 2-1 victory lifted Shanghai to the top of the table.