The Corona crisis hit Italy particularly hard. Globally, only the United States has more Covid 19 deaths than Southern Europeans. Now Romelu Lukaku, star striker at Inter Milan, reveals something shocking. «We had a week off in December, we returned to work and I swear that 23 out of 25 players were sick. I’m not joking, »says the 26-year-old in an Instagram conversation.
Lukaku fears that almost all of his teammates have been infected with the virus. Nevertheless, Inter had played against Cagliari (1-1) at the end of January. “Everyone coughed and had a fever. When I warmed up, I felt much hotter than usual. I haven’t had a fever in years, »added the Belgian international. Defender Milan Skriniar had even been replaced due to discomfort.
The players weren’t tested at the time. Because Corona had not been a “big topic” at the time. So you can not be sure whether it was really an infection with the Covid 19 virus, said Lukaku. So far no inter-player has been tested positive.
Serie A has been paused since early March. It is not yet known whether and when the championship can be played to the end. (mam)