Napoli forward Hirving Lozano revealed that he considered leaving the Mexican national team before eventually being convinced to stay.

The 27-year-old winger did not have an easy year with the Partenopei last season, struggling to show his best as he dealt with a recurring shoulder injury. Lozano netted five goals and provided six assists in 30 Serie A appearances under Luciano Spalletti, putting in a good shift despite his difficulties.

Speaking at a press conference, Lozano first discussed his physical condition during into this international break.

“Physically I’m fine, I had an injury and that’s why I couldn’t play the last few matches, but I think I’m fine now.”

The Napoli winger then revealed that he considered retiring from the Mexican national team.

“I thought about it. The eye injury was the most complicated, everything happened, but my desire to be there and my family convinced me to continue.”

Finally, Lozano reflected on the difficult season he had with Napoli last campaign.

“I had a difficult year with injuries, I wasn’t at my best and couldn’t reach my best level. My family helped me to overcome those moments.”

The 27-year-old Lozano has had a slow start to the season under Spalletti, providing only one assist in his first six Serie A games of the campaign. 

Despite his talent, he’s struggled to maintain consistency in the Campania capital and now risks being benched by Matteo Politano.

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