Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler says the louder opposing supporters shout at him, the more he wants to shut their side out.
The 26-year-old German centre-back is enjoying his new Championship challenge.
Town’s record £1.8m summer signing from 1860 Munich is an ever-present for David Wagner’s table toppers.
Schindler particularly likes the hot-house atmosphere at English games.
“The fans feel much closer here,” he explained.
“You can hear your supporters singing and often the other fans screaming at you.
“This motivates me. I want to be focused and show I am strong enough to cope with anything they say to try to put me off.
“I want to show I can handle it and play my game.”
Town, seeking a third away win and seventh in nine league games overall, will take more than 1,000 supporters to Reading, who are eighth.
“Our fans play a very important role,” said head coach Wagner.
“It’s great to be taking so many on such a long trip.
“Hopefully we can give them reason to be proud by delivering on the pitch.”