One of the phrases most associated with Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is "imaginemos cosas chingonas", or "imagine beautiful things". It's his outlook on life. Even when things get ugly, you can always imagine something beautiful. You can always work towards something better.
This season, it's been hard to find much beauty about the LA Galaxy, and Chicharito is quick to admit it. This campaign has arguably been the darkest in the club's history, and it's not even halfway over.
But, true to character, Chicharito is imagining beautiful things. Somehow, despite the club's struggles, he sees a way out. He's still imagining this team lifting a trophy at the end of it. What a story that would be, he says.
The LA Galaxy star, though, is a realist. It'll take a lot of work and a lot of change to get there. What the club has done so far hasn't worked, but Chicharito isn't giving up hope.
As he gears up for a busy summer with his club, Chicharito sat down with GOAL to discuss his hopes for the LA Galaxy, why he's still imagining beautiful things, the rise of his teammate Riqui Puig and why he never wants to stop learning.
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