Javier Hernandez scored his 12th goal for Mexico as El Tricolor beat Bosnia 2-0 on Wednesday in Jose Manuel De La Torre's first game as Mexico manager, though it wasn't the most convincing of goals - it was originally credited as an own goal - and he didn't have his greatest of individual performances.
"The most important thing [is the victory]," Hernandez told Mexican daily Record. "We wanted to start off with a win in order to start this process off well and thank God it happened."
Hernandez drew a penalty kick early in the second half but when he took the ensuing spot-kick, Bosnia keeper Kenan Hasagic made the save. The ball bounced out, though, and bounced back over the goal line. While it appeared defender Miralem Pjanic deflected the ball into his own goal, Hernandez was credited with the goal.
"I didn't know if it was my goal or if it was an own goal," Hernandez said. "I celebrated with my team-mates and laughed because of the circumstances that arose. Scoring is always beautiful but it's better to win. It does you no good if you score three goals and you don't win."
Having had severely limited time with De La Torre, Hernandez said it was still an expectation to come out and perform.
"The important thing is that this process starts off well. It's difficult with just two training sessions but we started off well with this manager. We are happy and content with the victory. 'Chepo' [De La Torre] is an excellent person and now that he's on the national team, he hasn't changed."