With many players across the globe vying for places in their respective national teams, one player Premier League admitted that he was seeking a move away from his club side in order to help secure his spot with Mexico.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was at the center of transfer rumors during the January transfer window, however, a move to send him away from West Ham United never came to fruition.
The El Tri striker joined the Hammers ahead of the 2017/18 season, and is the joint-leading goalscorer for the club in all competitions, with six goals.
However, Hernandez has at times not been selected as a regular in the starting team, prompting his interest in a move away from the London Stadium.
“Yes, it was the case that I wanted to go,” Hernandez told the Daily Mirror. “Not because I don’t like West Ham, but because I need to have minutes on the pitch.
“The World Cup is just around the corner and I want to play. But you can see that, even though my agent says I want to go, I have been doing everything I can in a West Ham shirt to help the team.
“Against Bournemouth I scored a goal [in a 1-1 draw], I tried to play pretty well in the [FA] Cup [a 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic] and, in the last game, against Crystal Palace [a 1-1 draw], I tried to do my best. I am a very professional guy and I want to do that.
“Words can come and go. Your acts are going to speak for themselves.
“Now that the window is closed I am here and trying to achieve the main goals for the club, which is to be safe from relegation. Then, in the summer, we will see.”Follow @MattReedFutbol