Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed a stunning claim that that “23 out of 25” players in his first-team squad had COVID-19 symptoms in late 2019, but none of them were tested for the virus.
Although not a single Inter player tested positive, Lukaku thought Milan Skriniar has spread the flu to the entire squad.
Milan Skriniar was substituted after 17 minutes when Inter plays Cagliari on January 26.
Inter gave the official reason for his early withdrawal that he had not recovered fully from a flu.
“We had a week off in December, we returned to work and I swear that 23 out of 25 players were ill. I am not kidding. We played against Radja Nainggolan’s Cagliari and after about 25 minutes, one of our defenders had to leave the pitch. He could not continue and almost fainted.”
“Everyone was coughing and had a fever. When I was warming up, I felt a lot hotter than usual. I hadn’t suffered from a fever in years.
“After the game there was a planned dinner with guests from Puma, but I thanked them and went straight to bed. We never did the Covid-19 tests at that moment, so we’ll never know for sure.”
The first official case of coronavirus in Italy was not reported until February 21.