RCD Espanyol striker Wu Lei during a training session in Barcelona, Spain Photo: Yang Ruoyu / GT
Chinese football fans have expressed their wishes to the Chinese striker Espanyol Wu Lei , one of the biggest names in Chinese football, having tested positive for the infection Covid-19.
the Chinese Football Association confirmed on its website Saturday that Wu tested positive for coronavirus, adding that he has mild symptoms and treatment underway.
“the Chinese Football Association has been in close contact with Wu and the Spanish club, and will provide all necessary assistance if possible,” the statement said.
The Chinese Internet users flooded the comments section of the new sur Sina Weibo, Twitter as a platform for microblogging China, with warm wishes for the speedy recovery of soccer star.
“I feel bad. Wu is only star in China who broke the Barcelona goal in the Spanish league. It is also the most expensive player of all the stars of the Chinese football assets, “a user wrote.
“It is the hope of China’s football. He brought light to this dark industry “, commented another user.
many Chinese football fans began to see Wu as a hero after he scored an equalizing goal late as the bottom side in La Liga Santander is 2-2 match with leaders league and local rivals FC Barcelona in a match in January.
Wu showed symptoms typical of coronaviruses, including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, before being tested for Covid-19, Tomas Guasch, COPE journalist who broke the first the news, was quoted by commedire CGTN Saturday.
Guasch also cited the doctor’s Espanyol club saying Wu and five others infected were mild cases of the disease, which does not require hospitalization. It is understood all are self-isolating at home in compulsory quarantine of 14 days reported CGTN.