The Manchester City side was attacked by four burglars, who injured him in the face.
The year ends badly for Joao Cancelo. The side of Manchester City revealed Thursday evening that he had been attacked at his home, by burglars, the day after his team’s victory in Brentford (0-1).
“Unfortunately, today I was assaulted by four cowards who hurt me and tried to hurt my family. When you show resistance, that’s what happens ”, explained the Portuguese in a publication Instagram, in legend of a photo of him with a deep cut on his eye.
His family is doing well
“They managed to take all of my jewelry and leave my face like this. I don’t know how there are people with such meanness. The most important thing for me is my family and luckily they are all fine, the former Juventus player added. After so many obstacles in my life, this is just one more that I will overcome. Firm and strong as always. “
From his Instagram story, João Cancelo said that he and his family were violently assaulted by four people this Thursday …
The Portugal international has been hit in the face, but his family are doing well.
Courage to the whole family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/yvTQBmXE1N
— Trivela (@Trivela_FR) December 30, 2021
Cancelo received the support of his club, who issued a statement: “We are shocked and dismayed that Joao Cancelo and his family were the victims of a burglary at their home this evening in which Joao was also assaulted,” Manchester City wrote on Thursday night. Joao and his family are supported by the Club and he is helping the police with their investigations as they investigate this very serious matter. “
Manchester City are due to travel to Arsenal on Saturday at the start of the afternoon (1:30 p.m.). A very important part of Pep Guardiola’s squad, Cancelo is not sure whether he will travel to London with his team-mates. A decision should be made on Friday.
Joao and his family are being supported by the Club and he is helping the police with their enquiries as they investigate this very serious matter. (2/2)
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2021