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Nani: I Cried Because I Thought My Season Was Over

After Jamie Carragher’s assault on Nani at Anfield, our winger was seen lying on the pitch crying. Today he has revealed the reason why.

“When I saw my leg for the first time, I thought my season was finished,” he said. “That is why I was crying. “Afterwards, the doctor saw my leg and said I had been lucky because it just needed stitches and I would be out for two or three weeks. He is surprised that I could recover even quicker.”

Due to Nani’s pace and skill, defenders often deem fouling the only way to stop him, but our winger understands that the Premiership is more physical than others.

“English football is like that. It is about making tackles,” he said. “The fans enjoy it. I always finish the game sore because I have had three or four tackles on the same part of my ankle.”

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  1. Costas says:

    Thanksfully it wasn’t. Now lets have him and Tony V tear full backs apart.

  2. Kings says:

    The main thing is you’re back Nani. Keep up the good work.

  3. AnomanderRake says:

    I dont know what the big deal is about him crying on the pitch. Who cares.
    I see a lot of people looking down on Nani for crying.
    I hate people being judgemental over this.

    If I had a gash like that on my shin and thought of my best season ending prematurely, I might cry too.

  4. Chukzy says:

    Thank God your season is not over.but you played poorly against marseille.united forever

  5. Real AB says:

    He is a fighter just like the other guy from Portugal who used to play for us.

    BTW Congrats Costas you have won return ticket for CL final at Wembley with a Super Model of your choice for getting the first comment on the blog :P

  6. Zelh says:

    Real AB – :lol:

  7. Costas says:

    @Real AB

    Lol, thanks. Refreshing wasn’t it? A first comment that was actually on topic. ;)

  8. smartalex says:

    Nani, I nearly cried because i thought your season was over. You are a brave man, and I thank you for immediately returning to your post.

    Nani deserves danger pay!

    The refreshing supermodel will have to come first if she wants to be on top.

  9. Orez says:

    Happy to see that he is back and all people who judge him for crying are just idiots. Nothing wrong with being a little emotional or feeling the pain.

  10. Real AB says:

    @zelh :lol:

    @Costas – You broke the trend.. Scott should Ban you from posting for 2 Match Days.

    BTW – Madrid 2-0 up and almost through.. Chelsea 0-0 also almost there.

  11. Corea says:

    Don’t know why lot of people keep questioning the way he reacted to the foul. At the moment i thought it was also connected with his poor clearance when Liverpool scored the second. Anyway we are all different and he is from Portugal with some emotional issues involved.

  12. willierednut says:

    Nani? A menace to defenders.

  13. bob says:

    As much as it pains me to say this nani is an embarrasment, if he had stayed down after the scouse cunts so called tackle carragher would have seen red.He only tried to apolgise afterwards to suck up to fergie.

  14. says:

    It is funny the number of people who are upset over his crying. Get over it, people react however they please….this is the same man who is our main player right now!

  15. SteniS says:

    Thing is, so many players get away with stuff against Nani. The refs do shit and see him as a diver when in fact he’s getting studs on his feet and ankle again and again.

  16. NBI Red Onion says:

    Maybe someone needs to design some kind of all round flexible bullet proof shin pad for players like Nani. How did Giggsy avoid so many kicks? Nani needs to take tips from him. Else lessons from Keano on revenge but don’t put it in a book. Next game, drop into Carrihagger like a to of bricks my son.

  17. smartalex says:

    bob is a liar. He starts with a lie. Then he makes up impossible bullshit that is clearly disproven by the match video. Then he slanders Nani with a lie.

    3 statements, 3 lies.

    bob is a lying, slandering piece of shit.

  18. Swissdevil says:

    OFF TOPIC: what a fuckin bastard he is, can’t believe it!

    “Manchester United fans are sure to be fuming over news that Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has been spotted in the company of Marseille players.

    The Daily Star says Tevez spent two hours in the Marseille team hotel in Manchester yesterday giving them the lowdown on United.

    Didier Deschamps’ French outfit take on United tonight looking to cause an upset in the last 16, second-leg clash, which is poised at 0-0.

    But it seems former United favourite Tevez is desperate to do all he can to ruin the chances of Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

    The Manchester City star, who has not spoken to Fergie since leaving Old Trafford in July 2009, was seen chatting to Marseille defender Gabriel Heinze at the Radisson Hotel.”

  19. kel says:

    That explains why! Come on Nani!

  20. redguy says:

    definately completely understandable! it was a big day, a bad gash and a scouse twat!
    Plus this is a season that has the potential to be our best and nanis biggest trophy haul… so to look down thinkin your season is over and thinkin you’d maybe miss an fa cup final, champions league stages maybe even the final for that? its gonna make you react like that!

  21. kk says:

    Hey Swissdevil; Heinze is from Argentina so is Carlos
    Nani cried, so what? I’m embarassed by people slagging him and he represents their club. When was the last time he took a dive?

  22. Paul Parker says:

    Don’t worry about it Nani, he nearly broke your leg I thought your season was over too mate.

    As for all the big man talk, as an experiment I’d like to smack that Cunt Carragher with a crowbar right across his fucking Shin (hypothetically of course) just to see if Nani was making a meal of it.

  23. smartalex says:

    Well, I’d like to stick that crowbar up Carra’s arse, (hypodermically of course) and then see if Carra can eat it.


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