Autograph hunters at the training ground have heavily criticized the Barcelona defender Joao Cancelo for his perceived rudeness and unfriendly demeanour towards fans. The player expressed his dismay, stating that certain individuals are unfairly tarnishing his reputation without cause. He emphasized his unwavering dedication to doing everything in his power to elevate his country.
Following a brilliant pass by Bruno Fernandes, the Manchester United midfielder, which found João Cancelo at the 32-minute mark in the first half, resulting in a breathtaking goal, he jubilantly sprinted towards the corner flag. Sliding on his knees, he extended his arms wide in celebration, reaching out to the enthusiastic fans.
He explained that his celebration was aimed at those who had consistently criticized his performance and unfairly portrayed him in a negative light. Additionally, he remarked, “My celebration was a slap in the face to those who criticise me. I was always professional. There are those who sell a bad image of me, but it is not true. I have a good heart and I do everything I can to help Portugal.”
Joao Cancelo has been enduring a series of criticisms in Barcelona, despite maintaining a strong rapport with the club’s coach, Xavi. In his eighth La Liga appearance, he continued to shine, scoring his third goal of the season.