Piotr Zieliński could pause in the middle of this week and not play in the hit away match against Juventus (1: 1). The Pole, Stanislav Lobotka and Amir Rrahmani had contact with a person infected with the coronavirus. In addition, they did not get vaccinated with the third dose. It turned out, however, that the regulation on the need to vaccinate with the third dose will only apply from January 10, and everyone could appear in Turin.
Piotr Zieliński infected again
Now it turned out that Piotr Zieliński is infected with the coronavirus.
– After a series of smears performed this afternoon, Piotr Zieliński showed a positive result. The athlete was vaccinated and in recent days he has strictly followed a medical protocol that must be followed to avoid spreading the virus. Zieliński’s disease is asymptomatic and he remains in isolation in his home, the club wrote in a special statement.
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This is the second coronavirus infection by Piotr Zieliński. The Pole was also sick in October 2020. For this reason, he was missing, among others in matches of the Polish national team.
Now the 27-year-old midfielder will not play at home against Sampdoria in Sunday’s Napoli game (16.30). It is not known whether the Pole will have time to heal for the next two fights of the Italian team. First, the team led by Spaletti will play in the Italian Cup on January 13 in front of their home crowd against Fiorentina. Four days later, Napoli will face Bologna in Serie A.
In the current season, Piotr Zieliński played in 24 Napoli matches. He scored six goals in them and had five assists.
Napoli after 20 rounds of Serie A is third in the table. However, he is six points behind leading Inter.