Manchester City loanee João Cancelo looks ‘possessed’ in viral post-match interview

João, son of Satan, by the looks of it.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 25th September 2023

Manchester City loanee João Cancelo has gone viral after countless people online said that he looked “possessed” in a post-match interview over the weekend.

The 29-year-old City star, currently on loan at Barcelona, scored the winner for the Spanish giants in their game against Celta Vigo on Saturday, 23 September.

has already grabbed a couple of goals and an assist this season — one of them being the third in Barca’s 3-2 victory, which came in the 89th minute of the game.

So, naturally, Spanish media wanted to chat with him after full-time and we’d pay good money to know how this particular interviewer reacted after Cancelo suddenly started pulling these extremely weird faces mid-chat:

We’re sure there’s an explanation but Cancelo being possessed by some kind of demon is much more entertaining.

What the hell is going on? We have no idea but it’s certainly amused and intrigued people online.


With many commenting that he looks as though he’s suddenly become “possessed” by some sort of supernatural force and others joking that he must have just “come straight from a rave” to play a quick 90 minutes, people have been genuinely scratching their heads at the bizarre clip.

The video has been viewed over 12 million times on TikTok and reshared by countless other users across various different social media platforms.


Maybe he just had really dry eyes and an even drier mouth? Either that or he was still riding an absolute adrenaline high from this moment:

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The ever-dynamic fullback, who regularly floats between the wing and central midfielder, arrived at the Bernabéu this summer after spending half a season on loan at Bayern Munich.

Despite being arguably one of the best players in the Premier League and winning plenty of silverware under Pep Guardiola, the two seemingly fell out sometime last season and Cancelo was ultimately sidelined by the Catalan coach sidelined.


Now playing at Pep’s boyhood club and enjoying regular minutes thus far (after also being out of the Bayern squad earlier this year), it remains to be seen whether the two will mend fences and the Portuguese star will return to the Etihad at some point in the future.

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