Chicarito’s Mexican side defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 in the international friendly played yesterday. Our “little-pea” was easily the best player on the field, despite missing a penalty.
Hernandez was amongst the 5 players whom the new coach, Manuel de la Torra, decided to pick after the world cup debacle under previous coach. The 50,000 odd fans were delighted with the football and also the fact that they were allowed to carry their Vuvuzelas with them.
In the 49th minute, Mexico were awarded a penalty. Hernandez took the penalty, which the Bosnian goalkeeper managed to keep out. 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. Mexico’s second goal was similar to Rooney’s first goal against Villa in which VDS provided the assist. Here, Mexico goalkeeper, Jesus Corona’s long ball took a bounce over the Bosnian defenders and Pacheco won the race to the ball and scored.
After the match, Hernandez said, “The most important thing is the victory. I didn't know if it was my goal or if it was an own goal, but I celebrated with my teammates and laughed because of the circumstance 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."