Spain and Real Madrid star Athenea del Castillo has responded to claims that she has been treated in a hostile manner by her teammates, after taking a different stance to the majority of the Spain squad on their latest call-up.
39 players signed a document that declared they would not return to Spain duty unless five demands for changes were met, but two players from the World Cup-winning squad did not, Athenea and Claudia Zornoza.
On Thursday night, El Chiringuito reported that Athenea was having a bad time, after the rest of the Spain squad had given her a hostile reputation and accused her of being a traitor.
On Friday morning, Athenea released a statement on Twitter, tagging El Chiringuito in it.
“In reference to the comments made about me last night on the programme ‘El Chiringuito’, I want to make the following clear.
— Athenea (@atheeneeaa_10) September 21, 2023
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