Bacary Sagna has accused Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson of a deliberate stamp, which ended up breaking the defender’s leg for the second time this season.
In October Sagna was pushed off the pitch by Benoit Assou-Ekkoto at White Hart Lane, and spent over three months out with a fractured shin. After Saturday he faces a similar period out after the clash with Johnson.
And although video evidence has proved inconclusive, Sagna was the man closest to the incident and he feels Johnson’s foul was deliberate.
“He trod on my leg,” Sagna told L’Equipe. “I think he did it on purpose. He trod on me in the same place as the previous fracture was. That’s what caused the pressure. It cut in two.”
“The play carried on and I got up,” he said. “When I went to control the ball, I felt a crack just like the first time against Tottenham.
“Now I’ll start all over again. I’ve come back before and I’ll come back even stronger a second time.”
It remains to be seen if the previous break will complicate his rehabilitation from this one, but let’s hope he’s back and ready for the start of the new season.