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Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo reveals he was attacked by four intruders at home

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Man City defender Joao Cancelo reveals he was ATTACKED by ‘four cowards who managed to take all my jewellery’ while at home with his family… and posts a picture of a nasty cut on his head after confronting them


Manchester City and Portugal defender Joao Cancelo has revealed on Instagram that he has been attacked by four robbers while in his home with his family.

Cancelo, who showed a cut on his head in the Instagram post, said that jewelry was taken in the incident.

‘Unfortunately today I was assaulted by four cowards who tried to hurt me and hurt my family,’ he wrote.

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo has revealed he was attacked at home by intruders

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo has revealed he was attacked at home by intruders

Cancelo pictured with his partner Daniela - they have a baby daughter together called Alicia

Cancelo pictured with his partner Daniela – they have a baby daughter together called Alicia

‘When you show resistance, this is what happens. They managed to take all my jewelry and leave me with my face with this state.

‘I don’t know how there are people wich (sic) such meanness. The most important thing for me is my family and luckily they are all ok.

‘And I after so many obstacles in my life, this is just one more that I will overcome. Firm and strong, like always.’

The 27-year-old Cancelo lives with his partner, Daniela, and their baby daughter Alicia. 

Cancelo has been a regular in Pep Guardiola’s City side this season who lead the Premier League table.

He played the full 90 minutes for City on Wednesday night as they defeat Brentford 1-0. He has played 26 times so far for City in all competitions this season. He has 31 caps for Portugal.

Cancelo joined City in 2019 in a £60m transfer from Italian giants Juventus. 

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