Not only Lozano has suffered from a period of adaptation when he comes to a new team, Raúl Jiménez, Diego Lainez, Edson Álvarez and Erick Gutiérrez are other examples
Hirving Lozano broke the paradigms with Napoli after his first season with the Italian team. He ‘Chucky’ battled in the 2019-20 season and a year later he consolidated as one of the best of Gennaro Gattuso’s team, however, the Mexican suffered, like almost all nationals who go to Europe, a necessary adaptation in a large team after be a figure with PSV Eindhoven.
He ‘Chucky‘was the most expensive purchase in the history of Naples upon arrival. More than 40 million dollars disbursed for their services and although he arrived as a spoiled Carlo Ancelotti, the strategist’s departure echoed the game and the Mexican’s state of mind.
Later, the pandemic did not help, because within a few minutes, the differences with Gattuso They were constant, but that hunger was channeled in favor and he went ahead to shine in one of the most important leagues in the world.
In the 2019-20 campaign, Lozano was withdrawn from training, was not the favorite of his teammates and carried the label of the emblem transfer, so people put a lot of weight on his back. Now, all that is in the past and he has established himself as one of the best players in the Neapolitan team.
Raúl Jiménez, for his part, fought for Atlético de Madrid and at Benfica to show his true talent, which came out with him Wolverhampton from Premier League. The ram barely had 572 minutes with the colchoneros in the 2014-15 campaign and was loaned to the Portuguese team, where his best campaign was the 2016-17 with just 773 minutes and seven goals.
Jimenez He was part of the most important team in Portugal, but he underwent adaptation to be the benchmark that the club needed, despite scoring goals at key moments. After four years looking for his best version in Europe, he found it in the 2018-19 campaign with Wolverhampton, where he scored 13 Premier League goals and played all 38 league games.
Even Diego Lainez himself has had a bad time in Spain with Real Betis. After his arrival at the Heliopolitan team in 2018, the youth had many problems adapting to the Spanish style of play. The past two seasons barely he added 685 minutes in 27 games and his level was not optimal.
However, this campaign grew in all aspects and he is taking advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to him with Manuel Pellegrini at the head of the team. Further, Betic fans ‘applaud’ him from social networks in each game he is playing and ask him to start.
In Holland, Edson Álvarez suffers from a long period of adaptation with Ajax. The ‘Machín’ arrived for the 2019-20 campaign and despite the fact that the Eridivisie was canceled due to the pandemic of Covid-19, America’s youth squad only participated in 12 games for 558 minutes.
This season, Álvarez has not had the consolidation he wants and He has played eight games for 385 minutes, being one of the Mexicans with the least activity in the Old Continent.
Same case is that of Érick Gutiérrez, who arrived at PSV Holland in the 2018-19 season and between injuries and loss of play, nor has had more than 20 games in a season. His best campaign in the Eridivisie was on his arrival, when he played 16 games and scored three goals.