Monday, March 28, 2011

Javier Hernandez: The Master Poacher

Ever since he's signed for the Red Devils in the summer, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has been making quite an impact at Old Trafford. Not only is he a great impact sub, but from my point of view, he's the clinical poacher. He's always at the right place and at the right time, ready to slot the ball into the back of the net. He's one of the best "third" choice strikers in the Premier League, but has recently been taking out-of-form Dimitar Berbatov's spot in the first team. In fact, as an Arsenal fan, I am a bit jealous of just how great of a signing Chicharito is. 

At the beginning of this Premier League season, Arsenal's new signing, Marouane Chamakh seemed like a starlet, and Van Persie's injury was almost forgotten. But recently, he's been out of form with the return of RVP from injury, and hasn't been able to replicate his early season form. But with Hernandez, it's the exact opposite. He's been strong since the beginning of the season, scoring crucial goals, even if some of them seem to be "cherry picked" as in he simply waited for an easy chance. In fact, this weekend when he played for Mexico, his two goals were from those types of situations. 

Despite being criticized by some for this playing style, he's something that most teams lack. When in a great chance to score, he doesn't try to play it, making situations more complicated. He simply tries to put the ball wear it belongs, in the opposition's net. With more playing time and experience, he could become one of the Premier League's best strikers in time, adding other skills to his cabinet. So, Sir Alex Ferguson, don't let this one go. Make him another Rooney, just without the prostitute-solicitation-while-having-a-pregnant-wife part.

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