Head Coach of German side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Roger Schmidt heaped praise on Mexican star striker, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, citing his intelligence and nose for goal as two of his principal qualities.
The German club hosted Hertha Berlin on Match day 32 over the weekend and were able to cement their place in third and the accompanying automatic berth in next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage.
Schmidt gave an interview where he said:
“’Chicharito’ is very important to the team because he’s a player with extraordinary ability.
“As an attacker he’s very intelligent at getting into position, creating space and freeing up room for his team-mates, but is also always available to receive the ball. On top of that, he has a knack for finding the most dangerous position to score a goal,” he added in the interview with the club’s in-house television station.
Schmidt, who saw the Mexico international score the winner over FC Schalke 04 added:
“He works really hard for the team, as he showed on Saturday, fighting until the end when we took a 3-2 lead. He’s also a great support defensively. There’s an aspect to our play, both defensively and offensively and ‘Chicharito’ does this very well. You could see this in that third goal he scored on Saturday after an 80-metre sprint.” Read more »
After having scored with Mexico during the international break, Chicharito continues his good form by scoring for his club Bayer Leverkusen in a game against Wolfsburg on Friday.
With his side playing at home and leading by one goal, Chicharito scored a magnificent goal from outside the box. Just outside the box, Karim Bellarabi found Chicharito, who did not miss the target with a sweet curling shot. He was only a substitute that entered on the pitch at the 61st minute.
It was the 15th league goal for Chicharito, but he has not been scoring for the last 6 games for Bayer Leverkusen. It seems that the international break has had some great benefits for him.
Chicharito also played a part in the third goal. He assisted VladenYurchenko with a sublime pass to help his team win the match. This result put Bayer Leverkusen back into contention for a Champions League place.
The first goal was scored by Julian Brandt, who after a quick one-two with HakanCalhanoglu found himself inside the box. He could not miss from this range and Bayer Leverkusen found themselves leading 1-0. Read more »
Javier Hernandez has gone from spending the majority of his career in the sidelines of Manchester United and Real Madrid to turning into a breakout star in the German outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
The Mexican attacker signed a 3 year long contract with Bayer Leverkusen on August of 2015 for a transfer fee of £7.3 million and this deal was a questionable one as the supporters of Bayer Leverkusen weren’t exactly happy to see their club offloading £7.3 million in a player who was doing nothing more than spending time on the sidelines of big clubs but Javier Hernandez has silenced his doubters as he has consistently been scoring goals for Leverkusen and has earned numerous awards along the way.
Going from being a bench player to a consistent goal-scorer and becoming one of the star players in the team is an accomplishment many performers in the world of football would like to accomplish. Javier Hernandez’s transfer to Bayer Leverkusen has simply been the best decision that he has made to bring his career back to life and this is why he is receiving so much attention from the media.
Hernandez has a contract with Leverkusen which extends until 2018 and when the sporting director of Bayer Leverkusen was asked about the possibility of selling him in this January transfer window, Rudi Voller replied by saying that it’s just not going to happen simply because Hernandez is out of the market.
“Chicharito has played a big part in our success so far, through his style of play, through his goals. That’s why we brought him here. In the first half of the season, everything has worked out fine. It’s easy to reject offers when you are in a position in which you don’t need to sell. We are in such a position. We will keep the players we want to help us achieve our goals.” Bayer Leverkusen’s Rudi Voller said as he shut down any rumors and possible exits involving the Mexican attacker of the team. Read more »
Javier Hernandez has a loan deal with Real Madrid which lasts until the end of the season and the Mexican forward is expected to make his return to the Premier League side Manchester United but it might not happen as West Ham United is reportedly interested in signing Hernandez during the summer transfer window.
When Carlo Ancelotti decided to sign Javier Hernandez on September of 2014, the Italian manager only wanted to sign a forward who could serve as a backup option. The Mexican attacker was never expected to turn into a regular starter for Ancelotti as he already has a plethora of attacking options at his disposal which includes players such as: C.Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, KarimBenzema, Isco and Jese.
Hernandez is constantly being under heavy fire with continuous criticism due to his inability of landing a regular spot in Real Madrid but he was never expected to compete against some of the best players in the world.
This is a similar thing to what is occurring to him in Old Trafford as Hernandez struggles trying to turn into a consistent player and score goals regularly. With the likes of: Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and RadamelFalcao, it becomes difficult for a player such as Javier Hernandez to find his spot in the center stage of Manchester United. Read more »
KarimBenzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Luca Modric, James Rodriguez are all of the names of the players which are consistently in the starting lineup of Carlo Ancellotti. These either perform an attacking role in the squad of a role in the midfield department but in some way or another are affecting the chances of Javier Hernandez on getting into the main team.
On September 1 of 2014, when Hernandez penned his loan deal with Real Madrid, it was incredibly hard to believe that the Mexican player was going to secure a spot in the main team of the Spanish club which is already filled with superstar players from almost every position in the squad.
Even during his time performing in Old Trafford as a player of Manchester United, Javier Hernandez could never really make a real impact as he was nothing more than a substitute player with some minutes of playing time on a few games but the Mexican attacker was never really the center of attention of the team. Read more »
Javier Hernandez could never really manage on securing a regular start at Old Trafford as he made over 100 league appearances for Manchester United in 5 seasons which is a fairly good record but you have to take into consideration that most of the time when the Mexican performed in a match he entered the pitch as a substitute player who could only play for a few minutes in certain games.
The Mexican forward was not a very important or key figure for the Premier League club Manchester United as he was just a substitute and back up-option.
On September 1 of 2014, Hernandez signed a season long loan deal with Real Madrid and things haven’t changed much as Hernandez continues being a substitute player more than anything else. He is mostly being used as a back-up option for the Frenchman KarimBenzema.
Even though Hernandez is just a substitute figure in Real Madrid, the Mexican forward displayed his intention of wanting to play with Real Madrid for the next few years as he wants to transform his loan deal into a permanent contract.
Javier Hernandez revealed his desire to continue playing with Real Madrid for the next few years as the Mexican player told reporters: ‘’They thought I couldn’t help any more at United so we decided by mutual agreement that I would leave. It was difficult, although I had offers from other teams, but when I got the opportunity to come to Real Madrid I didn’t hesitate’’
‘’It was the toughest challenge I was offered and the one that gave me the least chances of first-team football, but these are the challenges I like and the ones I’ve worked for all my life. I dreamed of being here. I have the talent and I’ll work hard to show I belong at such a great institution. I hope some positive things happen, both to the club and myself’’
It still remains unsure as if Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti is interested or even considering on signing Javier Hernandez on a permanent deal as the Spanish club is being linked with a few attacking players that could entirely replace Javier Hernandez.