Mexico forward, Hirving Lozano has said Cristiano Ronaldo praised him after he scored on his Napoli debut.
Lozano, 24, was subbed in at half-time at the Allianz Stadium with his team 2-0 down before Ronaldo scored a 3rd. But Hirving was one of those who tried to inspire a come back with the 2nd goal for Napoli before Kalidou Koulibaly’s stoppage-time own goal gave Juve a feisty victory.
Even if Lozano’s goal made things nervy for Juve players, the player has now said Cristiano congratulated him as he raced back to his own half.
His words, “When I scored the 3-2 in Juve-Napoli, Ronaldo came to me and congratulated me,”
“He welcomed me to Italy. It was a really nice thing, because he is a spectacular player and at a very high level.
“I really enjoyed the game, because the team was great, despite the fact we played against top players — not just Ronaldo.”
“I am adapting to the Italian habits, even if I have only recently arrived,” he added. “I thank God and the manager [Carlo Ancelotti].
“His faith [in me] helps me, it is going well. My objective is to work, to integrate well within the squad, to improve my football and to learn from more experienced players as well as Ancelotti.”