MICAH RICHARDS was left crying with laughter as Jamie Carragher struggled to interview AC Milan’s Rafael Leao.
The Italian champions progressed into the Champions League semi-final by surprising Serie A leaders Napoli over two legs.
Leao helped set up Olivier Giroud’s opener in the second leg, which ended 1-1 and saw Milan progress as 2-1 winners on aggregate.
It was Liverpool legend Carragher who had the job of interviewing the Portuguese forward on American television after the game.
He tried to get Leao’s thoughts on the prospect of playing city rival Inter in the next round – but instead left the striker baffled, and his studio companions in stitches.
CBS pundit Carragher said: “When you see the games tomorrow, obviously the big rival of yours, Inter Milan are in the other semi-final, would you like that? A big semi-final with your biggest rival?”
Leao, scratching his earpiece, replied: “I didn’t understand can you repeat please?”
The scouser then joked: “They have the same problem in the studio.”
Carragher, trying again, said: “Inter Milan are playing tomorrow – Internazionale – would you like to face them in the semi-final.”
At this point, Richards begins to crack up in vintage style while Leao was left with more bemusement.
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The interview got back on track as presenter Kate Abdo reassured Leao that he is not the only one to struggle with Carragher’s accent.
She said: “Rafael, we appreciate you so much, you’re not alone by the way. This show goes out to America, you know understand how all of America feels.”
Richards was in hysterics as he said: “Jamie, seriously… you go “Internazionale!”
“If he didn’t understand Inter, how was he gonna know Internazionale?”
At this point, Arsenal icon Thierry Henry was chuckling as Richards was in tears of laughter.
Abdo said: “I’ve never seen you cry like this.”
Inter host Benfica tonight, holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg, and will have the eyes of their Milan rivals on the match.
And Carragher found the funny side of his pronunciation of the Serie A side as he tweeted the video with the caption: “Inter-nazion-ale.”