Hirving Lozano had a great performance for Napoli in their victory in the Europa League over Legia Warsaw. The Mexican winger is developing into the consistent goal threat that the Partenopei fans are anxious to see.
By the time that Hirving Lozano left the field in the 83rd minute, Napoli’s victory was in no doubt. Lozano had scored a goal and was on his way to winning the Man of the Match award. These were glimpses of brilliance, but stats suggest that there is more to come.
Lozano has struggled with a serious injury this year. This has meant that he’s found it harder to break into Luciano Spalletti’s first team, or rarely played for 90 minutes. Last night, against Legia he showed the manager just why he is one of the team’s most beloved players.
Hirving Lozano’s stats in 2021
Lozano has already scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in Serie A, in spite of fewer minutes on the field than usual. According to stats he now has an xG (expected goals) per 90 minutes of 0.26. He registered 0.36 in the previous two seasons.
This means that Lozano is on route to meeting his old standard, but also that he has made more of the opportunities he’s been afforded.
The same can be said about his xA (expected assists) per 90 minutes. Lozano registers 0.11 now, whereas in previous seasons he had 0.21 and 0.18 respectively.
Hirving Lozano also shines in terms of progressive carries and touches taken in the opposition’s area. This means that the Mexican is a player that consistently looks for avenues to get his team registering goalscoring threats.
Furthermore, he is one of the best players in his position in terms of pressing and defensive blocks. This shows that Hirving Lozano is not only a player that bases their game on flair but also a hard-working member of the squad.
Fans will be anxious to see how Hirving Lozano carries his string of good performances when Napoli takes on Verona on Sunday.