Mexico international striker Javier Hernandez has revealed he is currently happy at Real Madrid but insisted he is “not one to be content with sitting on the bench.”
Hernandez joined the Los Blancos on loan from Manchester United last summer, and could make the switch permanent at the end of the season.
Until recently, Hernandez had done very little to impress at the Bernabéu, but–following an injury to Karim Benzema–the Mexican has tallied four goals and three assists in his last six appearances in all competitions for the reigning European champions.
“The season has been very complicated,” the attacker told beIN Sport France. “But, in football, sometimes the wheel turns very quickly. And thank God, I now have more possibilities to play.
“My parents taught me that patience and perseverance are part of learning. Today, I feel very good. For many people, I was already finished here, but it was only the beginning. One must not lower one’s head.”
Hernandez added: “I learn every day in this great club and all I am grateful to God for that.
“I know that at Real Madrid the competition is strong and the minutes are rare and my intention was never to complain.
“But, at times, I just expressed the frustration I felt. As I am not one to be content with sitting on the bench, I always want more.”
Hernandez has bagged six goals and four assists in 20 La Liga appearances for Madrid in 2014/15.
Mourinho delighted with title triumph
Chelsea F.C. manager Jose Mourinho is absolutely delighted he won the league title in “the most difficult league in Europe.”
Mourinho, 52, won his second trophy of the season following the Blues’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, and could not be happier.
The former Inter, Porto and Real Madrid boss said: “I could choose another club in another country where it’s easier to be champions, but I chose the most difficult league in Europe. A club where I was happy before. In my country, they say don’t go back somewhere you were happy before because you risk that. So I took that risk. I’m so happy to win another Premier League title.”
Mourinho added: “I was champion in every club I coached. Porto, Inter, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Chelsea again. Every title was important for different reasons.
“To win the title in Spain with 100 points against the best Barcelona ever was a big achievement, one I enjoyed so much.
“But maybe in the future I have to be smarter and choose another country, another club where everybody is champions, even where the kit man is champion coaching in some countries… I still enjoy to be tired after a very difficult match.”