Mexico have caused a World Cup shock by defeating Germany 1-0 in Russia. The player who scored the goal was Hirving Lozano, one of the players tipped by The Boot Room as one to watch at the World Cup.
The PSV Eindhoven winger put in a fine performance as Mexico put Germany to the sword. Throughout the game he left Germany’s excellent right-back, Joshua Kimmich, chasing shadows and his goal was a demonstration in poise.
Few fans should be surprised. ‘Chucky‘, as he is known, was incredible for PSV last season. He scored 19 goals and provided 11 assists for the Dutch side last season.
One team’s fans who were watching with interest were those at Everton.
Lozano has been heavily linked with a move to Goodison Park in recent weeks. He is a firm favourite of new Everton director of football Marcel Brands, who signed him at PSV.
So his performance against Germany certainly impressed fans at Everton.
However, there was also a concern after the result.
Because now Everton fans are of the belief other teams will be coming in with better offers and the chance to play in the Champions League.
There was plenty of negative thinking from Everton’s fans, who are now afraid the talented attacker might head elsewhere.
But with Brands’ influence, Farhad Moshiri’s funding and a strong link with his agent Mino Raiola Everton must keep the faith and hope that they can win the race for Lozano this summer.
Here is some of the reaction to his match-winning performance against Germany…
Top clubs to Lozano after scoring v Germany: “Where you playing next season?”
Lozano: “Well actually I was going to sign for Ev…”
“£180k a week for 5 years then mate?”
— David Downie (@daviddownie17) June 17, 2018
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) June 17, 2018
— Chris Everton Hanman (@ChrisHanman) June 17, 2018
— Baz (@THT1878) June 17, 2018
Lozano would get Everton as well, very passionate player
— MUDDY BLOOD OUT NOW!? (@EFCMatthew) June 17, 2018
I’m not seeing any negativ comments about us getting Lozano after his goal.
Must have blocked most of the negative ??? fans.
Happy days. ?????? #EFC
— Irish-Alex (@IrishAlexTattoo) June 17, 2018
Me when marcel gets Lozano down finch farm pic.twitter.com/lmKWWkb8Cc
— EFC UTFT (@EfcUtft) June 17, 2018
Well that’s Lozano signing for someone else?????
— Mark Eccles (@markecclesEFC) June 17, 2018
Lozano would be great for us
— Lewis warrington (@LewisEFC10) June 17, 2018
Can’t see us signing Lozano now #EFC but what a signing he would be
— Andy Collins (@Jammybunn) June 17, 2018
I think Lozano’s price has just gone up. #EFC
— Dave G. (@F1Toffee) June 17, 2018
No chance of us getting Lozano now ?
— Adam T (@TurpoEFC) June 17, 2018
And this is why we needed to be quick and do business before the World Cup #Lozano
— Ian Phillips (@iphillips_efc) June 17, 2018