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.”