Lozano’s display against Germany shows he could be Everton’s ideal wideman

It has been a thrilling World Cup 2018 so far and despite the fact that none of the pre-tournament favourites have covered themselves in glory so far, the standout result is surely Mexico’s 1-0 win over world champions Germany.

El Tri had clearly done their homework and produced a devastating counter-attacking performance to exploit the exposed German defensive duo, bursting in behind at will in a first half after which they should have gone in more than just one goal to the good.

Talisman Javier Hernandez was at the heart of it but PSV wideman Hirving Lozano was the most threating Mexican on show, capping his performance with the winner where he showed impressive pace and composure to race clear of Mesut Ozil and slot him.

As it inevitable, Premier League clubs will be scouring the tournament to pick up any gems and the winger’s display on the biggest stage of all against an elite nation will have attracted attention.

Everton have lofty ambitions this season and need to engineer reliable creativity from wide. Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie have pace but are ageing, inconsistent and increasingly incapable of creating something from nothing.

Lozano has boundless desire and energy, which would surely get the Goodison Park crowd excited, while also firing the bullets for Cenk Tosun, who is set for a big year if his late-season performances are anything to go by.