The Mexican forward took advantage of a blunder in the Bosnian defense to put away El Tri's winning goal with just seconds remaining in the friendly at Soldier Field.Las noticias del día en TU idioma. ¡Visita Goal.com US Latino!
After the unusual circumstances that led to Javier Hernández's goal against Bosnia on Thursday night, the Manchester United striker joked with press afterwards that his teammates had ribbed him about the play.
"It was a completely lucky goal. We were all joking about it in the locker room, the important thing is we won. We were very lucky to get that second goal, undoubtedly," said Hernández after his 24th goal with the national team.
"We don't care if it's a friendly or an official game, this is an important victory for us. We're very happy about this," he continued.
Hernández was shelved from the starting lineup after Mexico boss José Manuel de la Torre explained that the striker had picked up a knock in training, which led to fears that Chicharito might not be at full strength for the World Cup qualifying matches next week.
When the former Guadalajara forward made his appearance as a substitute, reporters questioned the health issue.
"I'm at 100 percent and always up for what the coach needs from me. If I get one or 90 minutes on the pitch, I don't care, I'm giving it my all. Whatever the coach wants, I'll do it and try to perform in the best possible way," Hernández said.
Mexico will close out its U.S. tour of friendles with a match against Brazil in Dallas. It will kick off World Cup qualifying against Guyana at the Estadio Azteca on June 8.
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