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Javier Hernández has opened up to his decision to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy from Seville.
Chicharito has signed a three-year agreement with the Galaxy and will be announced on Tuesday.
By Dylan Hernández de la The times of L.A., he said: “Like when people describe me playing. You know, he is always in the right place at the right time. It was the right time, the right opportunity. ”
Hernandez’s arrival in the United States has been highly anticipated, as former US international Stu Holden observed:
Football writer Zach Lowy expects it to have a significant impact on the Galaxy off the field:
The 31-year-old, who has 52 goals in 109 games for Mexico, is eager to play. “In front of many Mexican fans, Galaxy fans, American fans.”
The most important thing is that you are anxious to simply take the field:
“I’m going to play. That’s what I want in my life. People will say it was because I couldn’t do it. [in Europe], but sometimes in football there are things that are not in your hands.
“The last two years, the managers decided to give confidence to other players instead of me.”
“And now, LA Galaxy, the club and league manager, tells me: ‘Look, Javier, we want to give you all the confidence, all the confidence to help us,’ and that’s why I’m taking this opportunity.”
The forward signed with Sevilla from West ham united in the summer, but he made only 15 appearances in all competitions, a total of 795 minutes of game time.
Hernandez arrived as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker went to the expiration of his contract last season, having accumulated 53 goals and 15 assists for the Galaxy in 58 appearances.
Chicharito struggled to maintain a place in Sevilla, and his time with the Hammers, where he scored 17 goals in 63 games, was not particularly memorable either.
However, in 157 games for Manchester United—Of which only 85 were beginnings– He contributed 59 goals and 20 assists. He also made 33 appearances in a loan period for Real Madrid and returned nine goals and so many assists despite starting only 12 of those games.
The forward was a regular starter in Bayer Leverkusen and accumulated 39 goals and nine assists in 76 appearances.
In Major League Soccer, a player as clinical as Hernandez has an excellent opportunity to replicate feats similar to Ibrahimovic.