In torrential rain a Mexico team featuring Manchester United new boy Javier Hernandez team took on Holland.
Hernandez (and Mexico for that fact) barley featured in a first half. The first half saw a dominate Holland team secure a 2-0 half time lead with a brace of goals from Robin Van Persie. Mexico grew into the match during the second half and looked a greater threat as a consequence. Then the moment we had been waiting for… Javier Hernandez scored!
The aspect which impressed most was the intelligent run Hernandez made off the ball to create space for himself. Holland’s defenders were dragged to the front post, which left Man United’s new signing unmarked and he clinically finish. The ball was headed into the ground which gave little opportunity for Holland’s goalkeeper to save.
Quiet game for Hernandez but showed his finishing abilities when a chance arrives. In my opinion Hernandez has a natural striker’s instinct in terms of movement and positioning in the penalty area. This bodes well and is another similarity to Michael Owen.
What do you think?