Hernandez willing to fight for El Tri place

Struggling for minutes with Manchester United, the striker has 'never felt like an indispensable player' for the Mexican national team.
If Javier Hernandez is not in the starting lineup for Mexico against Honduras on Friday, the striker won’t complain.

“I’ve always said that nobody has a secure place, I’ve never felt like an indispensable player; we follow the coach’s orders,” Chicharito told the press after training Tuesday.

The Manchester United player emphasized the need to perform against Honduras in the Estadio Azteca not just to get the crucial win, but also for Mexico as a whole.

“We need to represent the badge on the shirt, which means a lot to many people: the directors, coaching staff, teammates and, above all, the country,” Hernandez said. “That is what we have to represent with a performance that gives us three points against Honduras.”

Hernandez has just 17 minutes of soccer since Mexico dropped out of the Confederations Cup in the group stage in June, but he looked sharp for Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday and has an enviable goal-scoring record for El Tri.

Santos Laguna’s Oribe Peralta and America’s Raul Jimenez are on form in the Liga MX and could be in line to replace the former Chivas player in the lineup should Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre decide that Hernandez isn’t 100 percent match fit.