The Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka believes he has become a sacrifice, with his disciplinary record examined in more inclusive detail than others.
Xhaka has told Blick: "
You have to live with criticism in football, but there have to be limits
"There are other players who get red cards, but they don't get criticised as much as I do.
"I sometimes feel that with me it is deliberately made into a bigger issue than it really is.
"But it won't break me. I overcome it, and this time it has made me come back stronger - no doubt to many people's surprise."
Arsenal have to face Slavia Prague in the Europa League's quarter-finals and still have a chance on paper to reach next year's Champions League. Xhaka continued: "This has been an up and down season for Arsenal. We began well, but then failed to pick up points in a string of games.
"Things are clearly better once more, what with our win over Tottenham and reaching the Europa League quarter-finals in style.
"In the Premier League we are once again a long way off the European places. We'll need quite a run to get in on the act.
"So it will be absolutely vital for us to reach the Europa League final."