Good news! Hirving Lozano has already passed the COVID-19 and is ready to reappear with Napoli, a team that has already boasted the news through its social networks.
With this news, the player is now ready to return to Italy to play with his team, after having spent the Christmas holidays in Mexico, where he contracted the virus.
The player's contagion came to break his rhythm of play just when he was already becoming a starter in the team coached by Luciano Spalletti.
Fortunately for the player, the virus did not affect him seriously since he had already been vaccinated and therefore, he remained in good health.
So everything seems to be ready for "Chucky" to come back to renew his place as a starter, which could be an important boost for the Azzurri, who have important commitments coming up.
Lozano passed the COVID-19, but now he must return to the Napoli starting lineup
The Mexican winger finished 2021 with Napoli with a positive balance as he had been out of the starting lineup for much of the campaign.
However, the player earned Spalletti's trust, so he was able to play 90 minutes in the last game of the year for Maradona's former team.
Unfortunately, his presence on the field did not help to counteract the defeat his club suffered against Spezia on December 22, in the last match of the year in Serie A, before the Christmas holidays.
Before the defeat against Spezia, the last time "Chucky" played in Serie A was last December 19, 2021, during a 1-0 win over Milan.
Fortunately, the player was vaccinated and asymptomatic to the virus, and once his infection was revealed, he was isolated at his home in Mexico.
However, the illness prevented him from playing in the first two matches of the year for the Napolitans, who drew 1-1 against Juventus and defeated Sampdoria 1-0.
Challenges for Lozano after COVID-19
The next step for "Chucky" will be to return to the starting lineup, now that the Neapolitans' next matches will be highly demanding.
Napoli's next match will be in the Round of 16 of the Italian Cup against Fiorentina, scheduled for Thursday, January 13.
The Azzurri will also face Bologna in Serie A action on Monday, January 17.
But these are not the only challenges in which the Mexican winger will have to give his all to prove his level.
There are also the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in which the first matches will be against Jamaica and Costa Rica.
It is in those matches where the full potential of "Chucky" should be seen, since as one of the Mexican national soccer team's key players, his duty will be to carry the weight of the team and score the necessary goals to take the team to the World Cup.
The only thing left for the player to do is to return to Italy and prove to Napoli and later to the Mexican fans that he is still the same player he was at Pachuca or PSV Eindhoven.
In these teams, Lozano showed his skills and eye for goal, which were what brought him to Napoli.