Ospreys head coach Sean Holley claimed his side received all the motivation they needed to beat Glasgow and book their place in the play-off final from their Magners League punishment.
The Welsh region were hit by a £100,000 fine as well as seeing four points deducted next season for postponing their fixture against Ulster when they cited a lack of front-row cover.
Holley’s team never seem to be far from controversy and were also in hot water following the ’16 man’ incident against Leicester in the Heineken Cup earlier in the season.
But Holley maintains all the Ospreys’ critics have served merely to create a siege mentality at the Liberty Stadium that he used to help inspire a 20-5 defeat of the Warriors.
Holley said: “It feels as if the world is against you at times.
“A lot of people bat us down, criticise us for trying to do things, for developing players or not, signing big names.
“Whereas it can get to you individually, collectively it galvanises you really and we were up against a tough team in Glasgow and I think it went a long way in adversity to seeing us through.
“We spoke at training about not a lot of people really wanting us to do well - that's how it feels.”