Joao Cancelo: Manchester City full-back suffers facial injuries after alleged assault and theft | Football News

Joao Cancelo claims he was attacked by four attackers who stole his jewelry and tried to injure his family.

The Manchester City full-back revealed the facial injuries in an Instagram story Thursday night, saying they were sustained as a result of the attack.

The 27-year-old Portugal defender did not say where the attack took place, but City later said it was during a burglary at the player’s home.

“Unfortunately today I was attacked by four cowards who hurt me and tried to hurt my family. When you show resistance this is what happens,” Cancelo wrote.

The photo she shared showed a deep cut above her right eye.

“I don’t know how there are people with such meanness,” he added. “The most important thing for me is my family and luckily they are all fine.

“After so many obstacles in my life, this is just one more that I will overcome. Firm and strong, as always.”

A statement from Manchester City late Thursday evening read: “We are shocked and upset that Joao Cancelo and his family were the subject of a burglary at their home this evening during which Joao was also attacked.

“Joao and his family are supported by the Club and are helping the police with their investigation as they investigate this very serious matter.”

Cancelo played the full 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday night as City extended their Premier League lead to eight points.

He joined City in a lucrative move from Juventus in August 2019, which saw Danilo move to the other side as part of the deal.

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