Dries Mertens has uncovered Belgium manager Roberto Martinez had anticipated that he will find the net against England: ‘That’s why I hugged him.’
has just scored twice in nine appearances in all rivalries forNapoli
however got a free-kick and put the ball in the back of the net against
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.”
are set to confront
on Wednesday in their last
group stage game.
Napoli plays at home against Milan on November 22 when Serie A resumes after the national break.