The Israel keeper claims he cannot see properly after his rival for the number one jersey punched him in the dressing room following a training session, leaving him needing eight stitches in his face.

"It really hurts," he told Marca. "I can't see anything out of one eye.

"I have six stitches above it and two below. I'm in a lot of pain, above all on a personal level though because it's the first time this has happened to me.

"Nothing like this has happened in the 20 years I've been playing football.

"No-one could have imagined that this would happen and it has."

A brief statement on Depor's official website announced that both goalkeepers had been left out of the squad for Sunday's trip to Villarreal.

But Aouate insists he did little wrong.

"It was all a surprise," he added. "I had just finished training and after showering I began to get changed. When Munua arrived he said: 'What you looking at?' And all of a sudden I was punched in the eye which began to bleed a lot.

"When I saw that I was bleeding I fell to the ground. The whole team were there. Then the medic and the physio came and helped me.

"The doctor treated me in the dressing room. The whole team were in shock.

"It wasn't a fight, it was a surprise - he hit me without any reason.

"It came as a complete surprise. I was shocked that one of my team-mates could do such a thing to me."

The 30-year-old has vowed not return to training as long as Munua remains at Depor, adding that he has also not ruled out legal action.

"I don't know what I'm going to do," said Aouate. "It's very very painful. I'm not going to go to Abegondo while that player is there.

"Until yesterday I always had a good relationship with him. I have never fought with anyone in my life."

Munua was said to be angry with Aouate after the latter publicly complained about being left on the bench stating that he did not deserve to be dropped in favour of the Uruguayan.

But Aouate insists he had no reason to be sorry for his comments.

"I have never complained nor spoke badly about a team-mate," he added. "I talked only about my quality and the situation of the team.

"They asked me about Munua and I didn't say anything, I talked about the situation of the team, which is not good.

"I said what I said, nobody has the right to punch anybody."