Lukaku Shocking Statement In the Middle of the Pandemic: 23 Inter Players Are Sick – Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku revealed 23 of the 25 players in his team suffered illness at the end of January, or about a month before the first COVID-19 corona virus case was announced in Italy.
This was revealed by Lukaku in an interview session via Instagram Live with the wife of Napoli striker Dries Mertens, Kat Kerkhofs, who is also the presenter of the Belgian television station on Tuesday (4/21/2020).
Until now Inter have not reported any players who have contracted the corona virus even though the club is based in Lombardia, the province which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.
“We had a week off in December and when I returned I testified that 23 out of 25 players were sick. I was not joking,” Lukaku said as quoted by the Italian Football website.
“We played against Radja Nainggolan’s Cagliari and after about 25 minutes, one of our defenders had to leave the field. He could not continue playing and almost fainted,” he added.
Lukaku referred to Milan Skriniar, who left the field after the match on January 26, which lasted only 17 minutes and according to official statements because he felt dizzy and had not recovered from the flu he had suffered.
The first positive COVID-19 patient in Italy was announced on February 21, so Inter players did not undergo an examination related to a disease caused by the new type of corona virus.
Everyone coughs and has a fever. When warming up, I felt my body temperature was higher than usual. I haven’t had a fever for years, “Lukaku said as published by Antara.
“After the match I was actually invited to have dinner with the Puma, but I canceled it and immediately rested. At that time we did not do a COVID-19 examination, so we never knew for certain,” he said tips mudah menang dominoqq
Inter’s squad might later know for sure about Lukaku’s suspicion when they return to training, because the protocol proposed by the Serie A operators requires that each team conduct a blood test to check the antibodies of the players.
If antibodies are found, it means they were briefly seized by the virus but successfully recovered naturally.
The continuation of the Italian Serie A has not yet been confirmed. The Italian league operator and soccer federation, FIGC, is submitting a proposal for the continuation of the 2019/20 season competition along with health and safety protocols to the Italian government. Lukaku Shocking Statement
Inter appear as a serious title contender at the start of the season guided by new coach Antonio Conte, but are now stuck in third place with 54 points and nine points adrift of Juventus, who were top before the competition was suspended due to the corona pandemic.