On loan striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has spoken publicly about his frustration over the lack of first team opportunities that he has been afforded at the Bernabeu this season.
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After struggling for playing time at Manchester United in his final 18 months at the club, the Mexican star had hoped a move to Spain would reignite his career – but it now appears that his move to the Spanish capital was as much about Madrid moving into the lucrative Mexican market as it was his on-pitch talents.
“My situation is frustrating. I work hard and give 100 per cent in training, but as far as playing matches go, my chances are minimal. I belong to a great team but I’m not part of the important bit, the actual games.” he told Fox Sports after Mexico’s 1-0 win over Ecuador on Saturday night – a game in which the 26 year old scored a wonder goal.
“Sometimes my confidence is down, even though I’m trying to make it high, with the help of the people who are always by my side and who support me. The worst thing would be to lose my confidence. I have missed opportunities, people to give me confidence to demonstrate what I can do on the pitch, to at least prove if I am any good or not.”
Since moving to Madrid, the former Chivas player has scored 3 goals in 13 games in the league and 4 goals in 20 games in all competitions. He is currently joint second in Mexico’s list of all-time leading scorers, with 39 goals in 71 games. The current leader is Jared Borghetti, who scored 46 goals in 89 games between 1997 and 2008.
Madrid currently trail Barcelona by 4 points in La Liga with just ten games to go. Their next match is at home to Granada on Sunday.
Check out the full interview below: