Serie A 2019/20: 3 ways Napoli could line up with Hirving Lozano

Hirving Lozano in his last game for PSV against ADO Den Haag
Hirving Lozano in his last game for PSV against ADO Den Haag
Modified 27 Aug 2019

Hirving Lozano finally got his move to one of the big teams in Europe, after he signed with SSC Napoli from PSV Eindhoven a few days ago for a fee of €40m.

It is safe to say that Lozano is one of the hottest wingers in world football. He has been catching the eyes of everyone ever since his winning goal against Germany for Mexico in the 2018 World Cup.

His sure-footed pace and eagle eye for goal resulted in an impressive 2018-19 season. The speedster hit a personal best of 21 goals in 40 appearances and provided a further 12 assists in all competitions.

Overall, he hit an astonishing 40 goals and assisted 23 times in his two seasons at PSV. This just proves the mercurial rise of the 24-year-old.

He now has the chance to play with a number of top-quality attacking players in Naples, such as Arkadiusz Milik, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne. Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti will face a headache every time he puts out the team sheet since his side have a plethora of forwards to choose from.

Without further ado, let us look at three ways that Ancelotti could set his team with the Mexican winger.

#3 Lozano in a 4-4-2 formation

Lozano could provide crosses for Milik (left) and Mertens (right)
Lozano could provide crosses for Milik (left) and Mertens (right)

This is the formation that Ancelotti is most likely to use, with Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens as the two main strikers. Lozano will most likely play on the right hand side since Lorenzo Insigne is more accustomed to the left.

In this formation, the Mexican will be able to move down the flank and provide crosses for the two centre forwards in the box. He can link up with the right backs Kevin Malcuit or new signing Giovanni de Lorenzo, who both like to push forward. As a result, Lozano can drift into the middle and get into good goalscoring positions.

Lozano on the right in a 4-4-2
Lozano on the right in a 4-4-2
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Published 27 Aug 2019
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