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Hirving Lozano 2022 FIFA World Cup Preview

By Jeff Stinger

Mexico’s brightest hope to get past the group stages not only lands in the hands of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, but also a 27-year-old forward, Hirving Lozano. The Napoli player developed into a key component for his club and international team, giving him a chance to shine on our 2022 FIFA World Cup Player Spotlight: Hirving Lozano. Get a full look at what makes him a must-watch player in Qatar this November.

2022 FIFA World Cup Player Spotlight: Hirving Lozano

A resourceful playmaker and scorer

We usually find Lozano on the left wing. His versatility can also bring him on the right wing or as a central striker. The Mexican’s creativity goes along with good technique and shooting capabilities. Having an accurate right foot led to impressive goals and assists throughout his career.

The former PSV player is often dangerous when shooting after cutting in from the left flank. Using technical skill to create chances and score makes him a primary threat to defenders. Lozano also gets praise for a good creative vision for a relatively young player. Although some criticize him for lack of discipline and involvement in several on-field incidents, he’s come a long way since joining the Serie A side. Furthermore, now that he has the weight of his country on his shoulders, we expect a more mature Hirving Lozano to step inside the pitch.

Resurgence from injury

The Mexico City native missed the earlier campaign of his team due to an injury at the 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers when they hosted Panama. The action saw Lozano collide with Panamanian defender Michael Murillo, in which he landed on his right shoulder. The forward was left out of action for a month with Napoli. He complained of the same injury upon returning. With that, he decided to undergo surgery to overhaul his right shoulder. This held him back from the recent friendlies and preparatory matches for the World Cup.

If the five-foot-nine forward gets a full recovery, he ranks among the names that can defend Mexico’s flag at the upcoming global soccer event. He’s also a worthy name on Nitrobetting’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Player Spotlight: Hirving Lozano.

Numbers to show for

Mexico is known to be a constant dark horse in World Cup tournaments. They have a shot at making it past the group stage as +400 winners of Group C, not far off from +350 second favorites Poland. There’s good reason to back the South American team with Lozano on board. The winger recorded impressive numbers in his 2021-22 campaign with Napoli, logging six goals and six games across 37 games in three competitions. Lozano helped Napoli clinch third place in Serie A last season.

At the time of writing, the 27-year-old made seven appearances for his club across two competitions and already registered an assist. Once he gets up to speed post-surgery, we anticipate better performances from him moving forward.

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