Romelu Lukaku, the Inter Milan’s star striker has claimed last December 23 out of 25 players of the team had cough and cough and fever, which are two important coronavirus symptoms, but they were never tested.
In an Instagram Live interview with Belgian television presenter Kat Kerhofs, Lukaku said none of his teammates was tested for Covid-19 despite suffering from coughs and a fever.
“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,”‘ Lukaku said.
He claimed that during the match against Cagliari in January, after 25 minutes Inter defender Milan Skriniar who could not go on playing almost fainted and had to leave the field.
“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.”
Lukaku has been committed to supporting the fight against the virus. “I contributed by donating 100,000 euros to a hospital in Milan. I had never done such a thing before. The older I get, the more I realize that I can help. I’m in Italy and I’ve been very well received by the people, so it’s nice to support the people here,” he said.