Inter players to reject call-ups from their national teams. Even if, they have been allowed to travel today. As reported by Corriere Della Sera’s print edition. Milan’s local health authority (ATS) is under pressure from four countries. These are Croatia, Belgium, Denmark, and Slovakia. Also, Morocco is expected to join that list too. All of them want the Nerazzurri players to travel. But, even if Romelu Lukaku and others got the green light to return home and join up with their national teams, they would only be able to train with the team and not play in their respective fixtures.
“Inter have explained the situation to their players. So it’s not sure that the players will all say yes to their national team coaches,” the paper reported. “They do care about their national teams. But there’s a high risk of being positive with COVID-19 and then missing a key part of Inter’s season.”
Inter players to reject call-ups, but it depends on the current tests
Sport’s edition. Inter have positive cases of Danilo D’Ambrosio, Samir, Stefan de Vrij and Matias Vecino. But other than that, no new positive cases have come from the testing till now. Inter have had a total of 13 players test positive for COVID-19 since the start of the 2020-21 season. Now, in addition to these players, several members of the club staff, including the management, have tested positive. Of the handful of staff to test positive in recent weeks, four have recovered. But the Chief Executive Beppe is still positive at the moment. A report in Gazzetta dello Sport this morning said all would depend on the results of Inter’s latest round of tests. If the club gets a new positive test, then there is no chance that any player will travel home.
Otherwise, the likes of Lukaku, Eriksen, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Milan Skriniar, and Hakimi should all be able to leave Italy. Because of the rule which allows people who begin a quarantine abroad to complete the period of isolation in their home country.