Something happened in a tournament that made me think I can improve my game psychologically, so I'm looking for input.
Setup: The hero in a live MTT, and had about 3x the initial stack size at a few hours in. The hero was not the chip leader and was behind one or two others at the table, including the villain (but not by much).
The hero was on the button, while the villain was in middle position. Pre-flop action included a 3bb raise by the villain and a call by the hero. After the flop the villain bet a modest amount (less than 1/2 the pot). the hero raised 3x, and when folding the villain complained "nice positional bet", implying the hero didn't have the cards to make the bet but not wanting to pay to find out.
In this particular case, I (as the hero) exclaimed that I had made top pair (I paired a jack, and I held a suited king). The villain gave a flippant "show 'em", sounding like he didn't believe me (which was surprising because at that point in the game I had maintained a very tight image). I flipped my cards as I pulled in the pot.
My question here is -- what should I have done differently, either immediately or over the long term, in order to capitolize on the villain's contempt for my play?