Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo reveals he was assaulted by ‘four cowards who managed to take all my jewelery’ while at home with his family … as police investigate after he received an ugly cut to the head
- Police investigator Joao Cancelo was attacked by four burglars
- The Manchester City defender sustained facial injuries in the incident
- City say Cancelo is now assisting police with their investigation
Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo was attacked in his own home by four burglars on Thursday night.
The 27-year-old sustained facial injuries after fighting back against the uninvited guests who ran off with stolen jewelry.
Cancelo’s partner, Daniela and the baby daughter were in the house when the ordeal took place, an incident that made the smokers shake. The city said police are investigating the incident.
Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo has revealed that he was attacked at home by uninvited guests
Cancelo pictured with her partner Daniela – they have a little daughter together named Alicia
Cancelo pictured with his daughter – he said his family was home when the attack happened
The Portuguese international, who lives in the suburbs of Manchester, posted a photo of himself on Instagram to document his wounds after the attack.
“Unfortunately today I was attacked by four cowards who hurt me and tried to hurt my family,” he said.
‘When you show resistance, that’s what happens. They managed to take all my jewelry and leave me with my face with this condition.
‘I do not know how there are people with such evil. The most important thing to me is my family and luckily they all have it.
‘And after so many obstacles in my life, this is only one more than I want to overcome. Firm and strong, as always. ‘
City said in a statement late Thursday night: ‘We are shocked and shocked that Joao Cancelo and his family were subjected to a burglary in their home tonight, where Joao was also assaulted.
‘Joao and his family are being supported by the club and he is helping the police with their investigations while they investigate this very serious case.’
Cancelo played a full 90 minutes as City beat Brentford 1-0 on Wednesday night
City said in a statement late Thursday night that Cancelo was assisting the police investigation
Cancelo (left) has won the Premier League with City since joining from Juventus in 2019
The 27-year-old Cancelo lives with his partner, Daniela, and their little daughter Alicia.
Cancelo has been a regular on Pep Guardiola’s City squad this season, leading the Premier League table by eight points ahead of second-placed Chelsea.
He played a full 90 minutes for City on Wednesday night as they defeated Brentford 1-0. He has so far played 26 times for City in all tournaments this season. He has 31 caps for Portugal.
Cancelo came to City in 2019 in a transfer of 60 million pounds from the Italian giant Juventus and has won the Premier League and the League Cup during his time in England.