Before challenging Juventus, the Covid-19 hits hard
Third in Serie A at the truce, Naples can still dream of a possible title while the formation coached by Luciano Spalletti is 7 units behind Inter Milan, champion of Italy and at the top of the standings. Remaining on a surprising setback conceded at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium against La Spezia by Thiago Motta (0-1), Napoli will resume the path of the championship by a trip to the lawn of Juventus Turin on Thursday, February 6. And in this period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the club must deal with three important positive cases. Earlier this December, Fabian Ruiz and Lorenzo Insigne have tested positive.
With Osimhen against Juve?
This Tuesday, a new positive case was formalized by the club, that of Hirving Lozano. A statement has been officially released by Napoli confirming the player has tested positively while on vacation in Mexico. The Partonopei winger, who is vaccinated, « is asymptomatic and will observe the period of isolation at his home, » said the statement from the Italian club. If the coronavirus hits hard, another uncertainty hangs over Naples and concerns Victor osimhen, who hopes to be available to face the Old Lady, according to Football Italia.
📌 Hirving Lozano è risultato positivo al Covid-19 in seguito a un tampon molecolare effettuato in Messico. It calciates, regolarmente vaccinato, è asintomatico e osserverà il periodo di isolamento presso il proprio domicilio. pic.twitter.com/OmXT9WA8gY
– Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) December 28, 2021
The forward, who suffered a serious facial injury during the Serie A Matchday 13 meeting between Napoli and Inter Milan (broken cheekbone), is currently in Nigeria, and announced last week that he would be « available for CAN unless I am not among the players chosen to represent Nigeria ». Officially summoned to the Super Eagles list, the former LOSC scorer is expected in Naples on Friday for a medical check-up. Before possibly playing against Juve?