Federico Valverde has tendered an apology to Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for his bad tackle against the Spaniard in the Super Cup final.
Alvaro Morata was on the verge of taking a shot on goal in the 115th minute (extra time) which could have resulted in a goal for Atletico Madrid.
But the 21-year-old Uruguay international made a dirty tackle against the former Chelsea star which resulted in the referee giving him a red card.
Morata was up against only Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before being brought down.
The encounter eventually went into penalties before Real Madrid won 4-1 to lift the title.
Surprisingly, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone failed to blame Federico Valverde for his tackle on Morata claiming that he would have done the same as well.
"I apologize to Alvaro Morata. I know it's not good what I did but I didn't have any other option.
"My companions congratulated me when I left the field,'' Federico Valverde explained according to the report on UK Sun.
He was however given the man of the match award due to his performance for Real Madrid before being red-carded.
Valverde is now likely to miss the La Liga tie between Real and Atletico at the Bernabeu on February 1 because of suspension.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid ended in favour of Los Blancos as they won 4-1 on penalties.
Saul and Thomas missed their respective spot-kicks while Ramos scored the decisive penalty. Zidane has now won nine finals he has managed for Real Madrid since he took over in 2016.
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