Turkey defender Alpay fears he will face a Premiership backlash when he returns to Aston Villa after his clash with England captain David Beckham. Alpay has been subjected to a barrage of criticism after confronting Beckham when he missed a first half penalty in the Euro 2004 qualifier in Istanbul on Saturday. He then jabbed Beckham in the face as the teams left the pitch at half-time, sparking a full-scale tunnel flare-up. Villa have refused to comment on the player's future, but he is likely to face an uneasy reception if he turns out for Villa in the derby against Birmingham City on Sunday. And he fears he will be driven out of England after being painted as the villain following Beckham's revelation that he made remarks about his mother during the angry exchanges. He said: "I have heard all about what the supporters are saying at Villa and I have heard what has been written in the English newspapers. "I think it is all very unfair and I think maybe this will have the effect of deciding my future at Aston Villa once and for all. "It was just a small incident in a football match and I am being crucified because of the recent history of trouble between the two countries." Alpay insisted: "The only reason I said anything to Beckham was that he swore at me first. "I won't tell you what he said because I don't go running to the media to tell them what goes on on the field of play. That should remain between the players. "I am more of a gentleman than that but I know that he likes to tell everything. I'll just say what he said was not pleasant at all." Alpay's father Mustafa Ozalan claimed: "Alpay ran over and said 'God did not want you to score' or something like that'." Alpay has been booed during the start of Aston Villas Premiership campaign due to his request for a transfer which was later retracted.