The on-loan Real Madrid striker has been named in Miguel Herrera’s starting eleven for a game against Honduras this evening.
After an inauspicious start to his Real Madrid career, there has been fierce debate in Mexico around the topic of Chicharito’s inclusion in the national side.
Despite score two wonder-goals on his Madrid debut, the Mexican forward has struggled for minutes at his new club. It’s the same problem that afflicted him during his time Manchester United and that ultimately cost him a place in Mexico’s starting eleven during this summer’s World Cup.
Despite a lack of playing time, Mexico’s manager Miguel Herrera has determined that Hernandez has done enough to be included tonight – though the fact Tigres UANL’s Alan Pulido has not kicked a ball this season after a summer dispute with his club over a transfer to Olympiakos has undoubtedly worked in Chicharito’s favour.
Mexico’s starting eleven in full is: Ochoa, Aguilar, Domínguez, Alanís, Layún, Pérez, Ríos, Herrera, Fabián, Peralta, Chicharito.
Kick-off in Tuxtla Gutierrez is at 9:00pm EDT / 6:00pm PDT.