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Belgium’s Napoli midfielder Mertens says Italy game is extra special

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Belgium winger Dries Mertens, who plays his club football at Napoli, is excited to be facing the Italians and a style of play he knows in the Euro quarter-finals on Friday. “They are playing unbelievable football,” the 34-year-old told reporters back in Belgium on Wednesday. “The whole team is dangerous.” Mertens has been at Napoli since 2013 and will come face-to-face with club team-mates Lorenzo Insigne, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Alex Meret in Munich. “For me the game is extra special,” he said. “It’s an Italy team that has amazed everyone at the tournament.”

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