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Friday November 9 2018
Mertens in Napoli squad

Dries Mertens is in the Napoli squad after his injury on Tuesday night, but Simone Verdi won’t make the trip to Genoa.

The Partenopei drew with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this week, but there was concern when Mertens had to go off in the second half.

In today’s Press conference though Carlo Ancelotti assured the Belgian is fit, and he’s in the squad for tomorrow’s game.

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Wednesday November 7 2018
Napoli handed Mertens boost

Napoli have been handed a boost as Dries Mertens only sprained his shoulder against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Mertens went off towards the end of Napoli’s 1-1 draw with PSG, amidst fears he had injured his shoulder.

However, the Partenopei confirmed on their official website that the forward only sustained ‘a slight sprain’.

Furthermore, he would have already received treatment and been discharged, freeing him up for Genoa on Saturday.

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Wednesday November 7 2018
Napoli: 'Mertens sprained shoulder'

Dries Mertens has “only sprained his shoulder and there is no dislocation,” said the Napoli chief medic after a draw with PSG.

The forward fell awkwardly at the Stadio San Paolo during the 1-1 Champions League game and had to be substituted.

“There is no dislocation, the shoulder is stable,” Alfonso De Nicola told reporters in the mixed zone.

“It’s just a sprain, so there is moderate optimism.”

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Monday November 5 2018
Mertens: ‘China? Maybe in 2020…’

Napoli striker Dries Mertens admits he would consider a move to China after his contract expires.

The Belgian has a release clause of around €28m which is only valid for the Chinese Super League, but it appears he won’t consider the move until 2020.

“You never know,” Mertens told the South China Morning Post.


“In one year I finish my contract in Naples so maybe then.

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Friday November 2 2018
Ancelotti: 'Empoli played better!'

Carlo Ancelotti was critical of Napoli after a 5-1 victory. “We were rewarded well, well beyond our merits and Empoli played better than we did.”

Although the final result was 5-1 at the Stadio San Paolo, Ancelotti was a long way from satisfied with his men.

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Friday November 2 2018
Mertens relishes Napoli treble

Dries Mertens celebrated his hat-trick after Napoli’s 5-1 victory over Empoli and made it clear he wants to start against Paris Saint-Germain.

The first goal this evening was his 75th in Serie A, making him the all-time top Belgian scorer in the Italian top flight by surpassing Luis Oliveira’s tally.

It also allowed him to match Scudetto hero Careca’s total of 75 Serie A goals for Napoli, becoming joint-sixth top marksman for the club.

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Friday November 2 2018
Mertens hat-trick for five-star Napoli

Lorenzo Insigne’s snooker shot, a spectacular Dries Mertens hat-trick and Arkadiusz Milik flick allowed Napoli to push past Empoli 5-1.

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Friday November 2 2018
Mertens strike sets two records

Dries Mertens has made history by becoming the top all-time Belgian scorer in Serie A and equalling Napoli hero Careca.

He found the net with a stunning strike from distance in this evening’s encounter with Empoli at the Stadio San Paolo.

It was his 73rd Serie A goal, allowing him to equal the tally set by Brazilian Scudetto star Careca, making him joint sixth in the all-time club charts.

In tribute to Careca, he celebrated the goal by replicating the famous ‘samba’ moves seen in Serie A from 1987 to 1994.

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Sunday October 28 2018
Mertens disappointed by draw

Dries Mertens scored the late equaliser against Roma, but the Napoli striker was furious. “It’s a real shame, we had so many chances.”

The Partenopei went behind early doors to a Stephan El Shaarawy effort and then dominated the rest of the match, but only scraped a late 1-1 draw through Mertens.

“It’s a pity, as today we could’ve picked up three important points and it’s just one,” the visibly disheartened Belgian told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday October 20 2018
Mertens thanks Napoli fans

Dries Mertens thanked Napoli fans for cheering them on against Udinese, but “we should’ve killed the game off earlier.”

The Partenopei moved to within four points of leaders Juventus after a 3-0 victory at the Dacia Arena.

“We were playing in Udine today, but you couldn’t tell with the number of Napoli fans there. It seems Napoli supporters are everywhere!” the Belgian told DAZN.

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