Mistreated by Gattuso, this player “cried in despair”


By: Manu Tournoux

A former player coached by Gennaro Gattuso returned to his complicated relationship with the Italian technician.

Before arriving at OM, Gennaro Gattuso notably spent time on the Napoli bench (from 2019 to 2021), where he rubbed shoulders with a certain Hirving Lozano. And the latter, who today plays for PSV Eindhoven, has painful memories of his relationship with the transalpine coach.

“He didn’t know me, he didn’t even know where I played”confided the 28-year-old Mexican winger, questioned about Gattuso’s first steps as Naples coach during his appearance on the Hugo Sanchez Presenta show broadcast on the Star+ platform, and added: “When you’re a footballer, there are times when you say, ‘Wow! Things are not going well here. »

“I cried in despair with my wife”

“I was still on the bench and that’s when I said to myself: ‘There’s something’. That year was terrible. I cried in despair with my wife. You realize that you are better than many others and you wonder why they won’t give you a chance.”lamented Lozano.

But after a difficult first year, PSV number 27 saw his relationship with the current OM coach warm up little by little. “The first year, we didn’t talk to each other at all, did he declare. Then he moved closer to me and started talking to me more. »

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