Mexican superstar Javier Hernandez has today reiterated that personal achievements come second whereas winning titles and silverware is much more valuable. The 24-year old seemingly suffered from second season syndrome last year, being much effective than he was in his debut season.
In an interview with Inside United he discussed his disappointment of losing the title to City in the last minute of the season, he also stated that he doesn’t mind not getting his name on the scoresheet if it means a victory for the team.
“I’ve never had a goal target,” he said. “I don’t want to be obsessed with scoring goals, I don’t want to be only that player who only scores goals, and if I score goals I’ve played well and if I didn’t score goals I played badly.” He continued “It’s more about doing my best for the team – if the goals come then great, but if someone else scores instead of me then it’s still great for the United fans and for the club.”
Hernandez suffered from injuries last season, which is probably partly to blame for his bad run of form. He still managed to find the net 10 times in 28 league games, which included a lot of appearances from off the bench. For me though it’s his all-round game that lets him down, although he scores a lot of goals, he offers very little else to the team. I expect him to have a better time of it next season, he himself believes that the young United side will come back stronger because of it.
When asked about the last day drama he replied “It was difficult to believe, really, For so many years that type of game was a fable of Manchester United, with goals in the last minute, and sometimes it is part of life to experience the bad moments like this one.”
“When you win you learn to keep working hard in order to keep doing the things you did to win the title. And when you lose, you need to learn from the mistakes you made. It’s not like one, two or three people are guilty of making mistakes – it’s a team game and every player wants to do their best to help the team to win trophies. I think we all learned a lot from last season and we’re confident we can come back this season.”
Next season will be a big season for him, if he doesn’t make an impact or rediscover his debut season form, he could rapidly find himself out of the team on a regular basis, personally I still see him as an Ole Solskjaer type player, he’s a super-sub who knows where the net is.