Morata 'likely' to retire from Spain after Euro 2024

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Spain captain Alvaro Morata opened up in an interview with 'El Mundo' during the space between the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the European Championship. The striker admitted that he sometimes feels unprotected on the pitch because of the criticism he receives.

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Alvaro Morata doesn't understand why he is criticised so much. He thinks he is a good person and tries to give his all on the pitch, but he has the feeling that it is never enough to escape the public's tirades.
In fact, the 31-year-old is even considering leaving the Spanish national team after the European Championship and is once again sowing doubts about his continuity at Atletico Madrid. He himself acknowledged this in an interview with 'El Mundo'.
"It could be [my last tournament with Spain]. It's a possibility that I don't want to talk about too much, but it's probable," he admitted. "In Spain it's hard for me to be happy. Without doubt [I'm happier outside of Spain]. I've said it many times. Above all, because people respect me.
"The other day, people said I was crying [on the touchline] because I'd been given a yellow card. What nonsense is that! I was crying because my country, with me as captain, had got into the semifinals," he continued.
"I could never criticise someone who was crying because of that. But I'm criticised, when I'd cut my hand off to win the Euros. I try to enjoy this tournament, which could be my last games with the national team, and in the future, what will be, will be," Morata concluded.