One of the few professional football players to have tested positive for Covid-19, Manolo Gabbiadini is feeling a lot better these days.
The former Southampton FC man, who currently plays for Sampdoria, spent five to six days with a cough and a day with a fever, presenting more mild symptoms than most.
Now feeling back to his best, the striker has been training for the past two weeks, and gave an interview to Sky Sport in Italy, where he was also asked about his time at Napoli and St Mary’s.
He said: “The Napoli and English experiences left me with a lot. Six years have passed. They changed me. Napoli made me live incredible things including the Europa League and the first goal in the Champions League.
“The English league gave me a lot too. I went there without even knowing the language and I learned a lot. I’m very satisfied with the experiences that I’ve had”.
The forward arrived at Southampton from Naples for a fee of around £15m, and while he got off to a great start, even scoring in the League Cup final against Manchester United, he eventually tailed off and struggled to have an impact.
In the end, he scored 12 goals in 60 appearances for the Saints before returning to Italy in January 2019 at Sampdoria for just under £11m.