Why don’t Chucky, Edson, Guti and Lainez play in Europe?


The beginning of 2020 confirmed trends for The four Mexicans who don’t see the light in Europe: Chucky Lozano, Edson Álvarez, Erick Gutiérrez and Diego Lainez.

Its lack of prominence is not “a free” and for each of them the option seems to be in the search of new airs. Its inactivity is a sad complement to the Mexican exodus in Europe, because Of the 17 nationals who played there in 2018 today there are only 10 left, with several of them with few minutes.

Chucky: Deleted and with more competition

The most expensive signing in the history of Napoli has gone from more to less, to the extent that this year only adds 36 minutes.

After the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, who backed the Mexican as a striker – which is not his natural position -, the owner on the right side was the Spaniard José Callejón. But now Napoli wore the signing of Matteo Politano from Inter Milan, so that Chucky was the third option.

On the left, where Chucky could also play, there is also no space because Lorenzo Insigne is there, while Arkadiusz Milik, Dries Mertens or Fernando Llorente play in the lead.

A couple of weeks ago, Gattuso said Lozano should improve his shot, although he clarified that he saw him “with more poison” and that he expects a lot of input from him.

Edson Álvarez doesn’t fit anymore

The youth squad had opportunities at the beginning of the campaign, when Ajax did not find his style, to the degree that he was eliminated from the Champions League. Alvarez does not play since December 15 and it doesn’t seem like I’m going to have more activity, because the coach Erik ten Hag has preferred to give I play with youth players as if I already thought about the next season.

Edson did not convince as a central defense, to the extent that he won criticism because his ball handling is not as exquisite as Ajax’s style requires. That is why he was criticized by Ronald de Boer. Even worse, when he played as midfielder next to Argentine Lisandro Martínez, the team did not look good.

Guti misses Chucky?

Also in the Eredivisie, Erick Gutiérrez has only played 8 possible 180 minutes this year. The midfielder has seen his participation reduced since Mark van Bommel was replaced as coach by Ernest Faber on December 16.

Unlike Edson and Chucky who have had “comfort” in the Cup tournaments, the PSV today no longer disputes that competition because it was eliminated by the NAC Breda this Sunday.

The ‘green’ Lainez

Although Betis has been given more minutes (17 ‘in the League and something else in Copa del Rey), the reality is that It has been to put it in the “showcase” because today it has no place as a holder. Hence, Leganés de Javier Aguirre is looking for him, although the difficulty of changing teams and having more minutes is the high salary of the one that emerged from America.

Since last year, his former coach Quique Setién explained that Lainez was still “green” for the demands of Betis, where it has not hidden the potential to unbalance but has shown a lack of tactical understanding.



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