I've never really had this problem before and i've been playing piss poor as a consequence, there is a guy called ben who has just came back from suspension and has came back into my team, he is pretty intimidating, nobody on our team likes him, he's always starting fights but he's fairly decent footballing wise. Whilst he was suspended I played along side one of my best friends and we worked really well together, between us, we scored 28 goals in 11 games. However my best mate got injured and now this d**head has came into the first team.
Last night I played so badly it was actually embarrising, I could barely sleep last night thinking about all the things I did badly. I normally have compusure, calmness on the ball, keep possesion if theres nothing on..etc etc. However last night ben shouted at me for everyhing I did, and I played poorly for the rest of the game. If I took on a man and crossed it in, he shouts "PASS IT EARLY FOR fu**s SAKE" even when he's marked and in a sh*tty position. Another example is I beat the off side trap, ran with the ball forward, got into a good position, was about to shoot, when the defender behind me knocks my foot and trips me up, no penalty was given, but as it happened, he screams "PASS FOR fu**s SAKE, WHAT THE fu**s WRONG WITH YOU" he shouted this as he was about 10 yards behind me, a defender running in with him, and he didnt even say anything untill once I was tripped and on the floor. Then after theese two events, I felt like sh*t, I had no confidence in myself, when the ball came to me instead of taking it down, and doing something great, I jut hoofed the ball to get rid of it, I didn't want it anywhere near me incase ben screamed at me once again. Whatever I did, he opposed, and screamed saying the opposite thing, even when a winger on my team cut inside and hit the bar, he gives him a look like "wtf are you doing"
Since he came back into the team we have lost nearly ever single game, before he was in the team, we won nearly every game. To top it off people seem to listen to him, as he reckons he knows everything.
What i'm asking, how can I ignore theese types of players and just play well. When he's in the team i'm aprehesive to do anything, my confidence is fu**ed. Even the managers are like "Cmon, what are you playing at" because they know I can play so so much better. I played so fu**ing badly when he was in the team I felt like crying when I got home, because I was one of the worst on the pitch because he put all this doubt in my head and I couldnt do things which makes me one of the best players in out league, I was just too scared, it sounds gay but when people act like that, it's hard to become motivated. Can anyone give me any advice?