Alvaro Morata has revealed threats to him and his family from Spain supporters due to his perormance for his country at the Euro 2020.
The Juventus striker forward has been criticised by his supporters throughout the tournament. During the first two matches which resulted in draws against Sweden and Poland, Morata struggled and also missed a penalty against Slovakia.
Morata has now revealed the messages sent from fans towards his wife Alice Campello and his three young sons.
Morata told Juanma Castano’s El Partidazo de Cope programme: ‘Maybe I have not done my job as I should.
‘I understand that I am criticised because I have not scored a goal, but I wish people would put themselves in the place of what it is like to receive threats, to be told that your children should die.
‘Every time I get to the dressing room, my phone goes somewhere else. What bothers me is that they tell my wife, that they tell my children. They tell them everything.
‘I didn’t sleep at all these past few days, because of the adrenaline. I’m very happy, but it bothers me not to do my job well. The fans whistled at me before warming up, but I’m happy to take the penalty (against Slovakia) and have missed it.’