Real Madrid defender Pepe insists he's not a dirty player.

Pepe has again courted controversy for his on-field behaviour in recent games.

"Today, I am a player who commits one or two fouls per game. And almost always very normal fouls," he insisted. "Even so, the officials threaten me with yellow cards. It's unfortunate, but I have to learn to live with this."

Pepe is convinced he is paying for his "explosion" against Getafe captain Francisco Casquero two years ago and insists he is not a dirty player.