Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández returned to Chivas. After 14 years abroad, the latest jewel that the ‘Rojiblanca’ quarry has had‘, the one who went from Guadalajara to England, where he became champion of the Premier League with the Manchester United from the hand of the great Sir. Alex Ferguson.
Of course, he is no longer that 22-year-old young man who emigrated to the ‘Old Continent’, he is now 37 years old and has a knee that has become more worn out over the years. Chivas is very far from being a devastating team, let’s say that both need each other to find a way to ‘reborn’.
Chicharito’s farewell in Europe
Javier Hernández lived his best moments at Manchester United alongside figures such as Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Park Ji SungHowever, all good things come to an end and his cycle at Old Trafford ended with the arrival of Robin Van Persie and Louis Van Gaal at United.
After the retirement of Alex Ferguson, The team was left in the hands of David Moyes, who little by little removed him from the starting squad.although with Van Gaal it was the final closure.
And although He arrived on loan to Real MadridHe was never again among the elite of world football like he was with the ‘Red Devils’. He returned to the American Continent in 2020 with LA GAlaxy of the MLS and although in 2022 he scored 19 goals The following year an injury to the cruciate ligaments in his knee left him out of activity and out of the team.
‘Chicharito’ was in need of a team and Chivas was also in need of a forwardso both decided to join their paths once again to give a closing full of nostalgia to the red and white fans, however, Neither of the two parties are in the best moment.
Guadalajara has not been champion since 2017 and in recent years everything has gone down to indiscipline, while Hernández stopped being that figure full of goals from several years ago.
His absence with the Mexican National Team
Javier Hernández is the top scorer of the Mexican National Team, but Since September 2019, he has not worn the tricolor shirt again. due to a clandestine party in which he was involved during a team tour in the United States.
He was banned, although the Mexican Soccer Federation does not use that word as such, it is the reality, several coaches have paraded and none have called him back, not even for the 19 he scored in 2022. So ‘Chicharito’ could also find closure with the National Team, a second chance to be that scoring forward again.
The new idol of Guadalajara
Soccer came late to ‘Chicharito’, although he grew up with Chivas thanks to the influence of his grandfather, Tomás Balcázar and he was a youth player from the age of 9. He debuted when he was 18, but he did not play again until several years later, he even came close to abandoning football.
It was until 2010 Bicentennial Tournament when it began to have more activity and he earned a place on the team, so much so that on that occasion he was crowned scoring champion, joined the Mexican National Team and had the opportunity to play in his first World Cup in South Africa 2010.
The most special goal of his career was achieved in that World Cup, when he scored a goal against Francejust as his grandfather had done in Switzerland in 1954, a feat that is among his most precious memories.
Manchester United’s ‘bombshell’ signing
His goals reached the eyes of Sir. Alex Ferguson, so after South Africa, Javier and Jorge Vergara They traveled to England secretly from everyone to announce the bombshell, his signing with Manchester United where he won two Premier Leagues and a Community Shield in his four years.
Although one of his achievements,In addition to playing in a Champions League final, it was leaving Dimitar Berbatov himself on the bench, that Bulgarian striker who was the star of the team, but was in the twilight of his career and who ended up giving the title to the man from Guadalajara.
After his years in Manchester, Javier went to Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and more figures. He went through Bayern Leverkusen, West Ham and Sevilla, until in 2020 he left Europe to continue his career in the MLS with the LA Galaxy.
Javier Hernández, the so-called ‘Prodigal Son’ returns to Mexico with several unknowns; Will you return to the Mexican National Team? Will he recover his level? Will he be a scorer? Will Chivas become champion?
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