Napoli supporters can therefore push a ‘phew’ of relief 4 days before the Serie A duel against Atalanta while a club like Genoa is still heavily contaminated (14 players tested positive again).
Confined in a hotel, Napoli had not been able to make its internationals available to national teams in recent days. Called by Roberto Martinez, Dries Mertens therefore had to chomp on his head and missed the matches against Ivory Coast and especially England.
Can he return in time for Wednesday’s match against Iceland? No information has yet filtered on this subject from Italy. Martinez hopes in any case to be able to count on his winger. “We will wait until the last second, hoping the authorities will allow him to leave. It seems complicated but it is an unprecedented situation, ”Martinez said at a press conference.