Mexico coach: Lozano would do well in the EPL

2018-06-19 11:51
Hirving Lozano (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio believes Premier League clubs could do far worse than Hirving Lozano, if they want a talented young forward in their squad.

The 22-year-old announced himself on the world stage on Sunday when he scored the winning goal in Mexico's surprise 1-0 win over Germany, in their opening 2018 World Cup game.

Lozano left Mexican outfit CF Pachuca in July last year to join PSV Eindhoven and made a terrific start to his spell at the Eredivisie club.

He scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in 29 league games for the Dutch side this past season.

Osorio has spoken of the youngster's talent and backed him to potentially make the next step up to the Premier League in the near future.

"Since he moved to PSV Eindhoven, I think he has made the next step up," Osorio told Sky Sports News. "He's an unbelievable prospect.

"His pace, his ability to take people on makes me believe that he is a player that will go very far, hopefully he can show that in the next game.

"I just think that whoever takes a chance on him will do well. His pace and again his ability to take people on, he can play in any league and any place.

"I think he will be able to - and he has the tools to play - in the Premier League."

Lozano has previously denied reports linking him with a move to Premier League side Everton.

“If there is an option to leave we’ll decide what is the best decision for me and my family, but I’m concentrating on the national team.”

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