Alvaro Morata has mentioned his spouse and kids have been abused throughout Euro 2020 due to his performances for Spain.
Morata has endured a tough match up to now after lacking various possibilities, together with a penalty in Spain’s final Group E match towards Slovakia in Seville.
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“I understand I get criticism for not scoring goals. I’m the first to know about it and accept it,” Morata informed Cadena COPE on Thursday night time.
“But I want individuals would put themselves within the place of seeing what it’s prefer to have threats and insults geared toward your loved ones.
“People have mentioned ‘I hope your children die’. I’ve needed to put my telephone away.
“My children go to Seville with their dad’s name on their shirts. I understand criticism for not doing my job well. But there’s a limit.”
Morata mentioned he was unable to sleep for 9 hours after the 1-1 draw with Poland through which he missed possibilities after scoring Spain’s opening aim.
The 28-year-old then had a penalty saved towards Slovakia with the match goalless, earlier than Spain went on to win 5-0. They will play Croatia on Monday within the final 16.
“I’m proud of the fact I picked up the ball for the penalty after people booed me in the warm-up,” mentioned Morata.
“A few years ago I would have been devastated but I’m really motivated. Whoever thinks the opposite doesn’t know me,” he added.