Javier Hernandez: 'We have to aspire to win every competition'

The Manchester United striker spoke highly of his teammates in the wake of their historic gold medal on Saturday, stating that now the senior team must replicate the results.
Javier Hernandez was one of the main attractions at Mexican national team practice on Monday, as the Manchester United player gears up for El Tri's mid-week friendly against the United States.

"We have a very important match here on Wednesday," the striker said. "We have to aspire to win it and keep working hard because we'll be playing two qualifying matches soon."

Even with the task at hand, the main topic of discussion was still Mexico's historic Olympic run, one that Hernandez said filled him with pride.

"I'm thrilled, I'm happy for them, it's a great opportunity for them [to play in Europe] because everyone saw them, hopefully they get to emigrate somewhere else," Hernandez noted.

Hernandez was unable to join the under-23 team in London due to a previous agreement with Sir Alex Ferguson, who wanted the Mexican forward to reap the benefits of a full preseason campaign with the Red Devils.

"The most important thing for me as a player is the institution, the team, so as was everyone else, I am just sending good vibes and blessings to all my teammates," the former Chivas star said.

Asked if the results obtained by the youth teams adds pressure to the senior side, Chicharito said that any Mexican team should be expected to achieve success.

"It was shown that Mexico is at the height of any other big team in the world. We can compete, and we should aspire to the greatest heights in every competition, but we must do this step by step," he finished.

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