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Mertens: 'Coach told me I would score against England.'

Tue 17 November 2020 | 9:21

Dries Mertens has uncovered Belgium manager Roberto Martinez had anticipated that he will find the net against England: ‘That’s why I hugged him.’

Mertens

has just scored twice in nine appearances in all rivalries for

Napoli

however got a free-kick and put the ball in the back of the net against

England

in a Nations League fixture on Sunday. 

"During the previous international break I was stuck in Naples for the Coronavirus crisis, and I was very disappointed,” Mertens told reporters in Belgium.

“I was then in constant contact with the national team coach. He told me that I would score against England and he was right, that’s why I hugged him.”

The

Belgians

are set to confront

Denmark

on Wednesday in their last

Nations League

group stage game. 

Napoli plays at home against Milan on November 22 when Serie A resumes after the national break.


source: SportMob