He is the most fouled player in the Premier League since 2014.
"People tell me to take it as a compliment but it's difficult coming off the pitch with a dead leg," he told the Athletic.
"I've got black toenails, my toenails can't recover anymore. It does hurt but I can't hold a grudge about it.
"The way I play welcomes tackles. It's part and parcel, it's going to happen, someone is going to come and tackle me and whatever. It's life."