Leading up to Paris Saint-Germain’s match against Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, it was reported that Kylian Mbappé was so ill that he couldn’t train and the Frenchman was actually tested for the coronavirus.
Ander Herrera was left out of the UEFA Champions League match against Dortmund, which PSG won 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals, due to a thigh injury, but in a recent interview with Cadena SER (Marca), the midfielder revealed that he was very worried about his teammate and the fact he may have been infected.
“When [Mbappé] went for the coronavirus test, I was more scared than he was.”
“He got sick two days before the game against Dortmund, but the previous weekend, Neymar had organized a team meal.”
“I sat at [Mbappé’s] side when we were eating.”
Given the close proximity and the 14-day incubation period, it’s easy to understand why Herrera was concerned that he may have contracted the virus that has killed more than 2,500 people in France alone.
Thankfully, Mbappé tested negative and was able to come on as a substitute against Dortmund. As of publication, no PSG player has tested positive for the coronavirus but several South American players have left France out of precaution.
Since arriving from Manchester United last summer on a free transfer, Herrera has struggled with fitness having only made 18 total appearances.
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