The grief-stricken dad of tragic Arsenal legend Jose Antonio Reyes says his family have been left unable to stop crying since the Spaniard died in a car crash.
Francisco Reyes said the former Real Madrid star’s mum is so weighed down by agony she “does not even go to the doorstep”.
The footballer – who was the first Spanish footballer to win the Premier League with Arsenal – died along with cousin, Jonathan Reyes, when his car crashed.
And speaking to Viva la Vida following the tragedy, Francisco bemoaned the plight of grief his family are now suffering.
He said: “When we are alone all we do is cry. We do not even speak because if we say something to each other, it is about something that makes us cry.
“His mother does not even go to the doorstep. We knew it would be hard, but not this hard.
“My wife goes from bed to the sofa and from the sofa to bed. We would like to know where to get our strength from.
“We cannot say things to each other because if we say or do or see something we think about how he used to say and do things.
“How do we think we are going to move forward? That is what we would like to know. The problem is our lives do not make sense anymore.”
He also described his son as “the greatest in the world. Not as an athlete, but as a person”.
Initial reports suggest Reyes had been speeding, however new reports have started to suggest the tyres may have been to blame instead.
The crash also left cousin Juan Manuel Calderon with burns.