Alvaro Morata believes that officials apply ‘double standards’ to Atletico Madrid following his recent sending off.
The striker was sent-off in a recent 2-0 victory at Real Mallorca as both he and Mallorca’s Xisco Campos were booked for squaring up late in the evening La Liga clash, with Morata then quickly shown a second yellow card after dissent.
Morata then angrily told Spanish media after the match: “Let Xisco Campos say it (what was said) if he has the guts, I did nothing.”
The former Chelsea striker then missed the weekend clash against Real Madrid, one of his former clubs, and then continued his war of words online with another Mallorca’s players – Salva Sevilla.
Morata wrote on Twitter: “Only you and I know what you said to me. What is said on the pitch stays on the pitch so I won't say another word. Good luck in the future.”
Now, in a fresh interview with Marca, the Spain international striker has said: “There are double standards with Atletico Madrid.
“I think I did nothing serious, I did not insult anyone, I faced the defense because I am not stone, he came for me and he told me things that are not right.
“When it comes to putting or reducing penalties it seems that they want to take us as an example”.
"I apologize to my fans because I did not deserve to keep 10, or lose a player in the squad for the next game."
“They made it very easy for me, getting to Atlético was the best thing that ever happened to me. I hope I'm here for a long time.”