Mexico's greatest hope for success in this new World Cup cycle could be Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.
The youngster has been all the rage this summer, first having scored twice in the World Cup and then having slipped effortlessly with Manchester United.
Hernandez's focus for the next two days, though, will be Mexico. He arrived in Mexico City on Monday ahead of El Tricolor's high-profile friendly against Spain.
"I am very happy to be here," Hernandez told Mexican daily Record upon his arrival. "I am always grateful, happy to be in my country once more. Playing the world champions, any team would want to play them."
Although the match may not necessarily carry many long-term benefits - interim coach Enrique Meza will be around for this game only, for instance - Hernandez said he and his teammates are taking this game seriously.
"We are going to enjoy it immensely," Hernandez said. "It is against the World Cup champions and we are going to focus from now until the game in order to look for a victory."
Although he is a scoring force, Hernandez is not looking to add to his individual scoring totals.
"The important thing is that the national team wins, not who scores the goals," Hernandez said. "Like any player joining his national team, I will always want to be part of the national team."