Former England and Tottenham striker Clive Allen has revealed he has contracted coronavirus as reported by The Daily Mail.
The 58-year-old has been in isolation at home since March 9 when he started to feel ill. He was then tested and found to be positive for Covid-19 five days later.
He further explained that he initially thought he had the flu but then knew it was more than that when his condition worsened.
In his words:
I just had the classic symptoms; high temperature, shivery and felt as if I had a bout of the flu. Over two or three days it took hold and I felt unwell for five days, one day particularly so. I had quite a nasty headache which I never get. It was vice-like around my head. After I began to feel better, I had a dry cough for about three days. Because there was information about the illness I called 111 and they said they’d call me back within two or three days, which they did. They came three or four days later and tested me at my house. Health England arranged it and the lady came and swabbed my nose and my mouth. She went away and I got the positive result five days later.
Clive joins the league of football players that have tested positive to the virus. The list includes Mikel Arteta, Callum Hudson-Odoi among others.Source: