Mexico Soccer: Backup; Javier Hernandez more effective as super sub in Brazil


With Brazil 2014 just weeks away, it is possible that the “little pea” Javier Hernandez will take a back seat to the presence of Oribe Peralta up top with El Tri.

Mexico’s 23 man roster for the World Cup has finally come to light, and it is no longer a mystery what players will be present. With Peralta, and Hernandez already assured a spot in the roster, it is now a question of what role each player will have in the summer tournament.

Statistically, Hernandez has proven to be a better asset coming off the bench.

Although in 2011, Hernandez had a tremendous Gold Cup as a regular starter. But, it can be said that a new tournament always calls for new measures.

Strategically, it would be ingenious to use Hernandez as a sub at the World Cup. Hernandez can pack a punch coming off the bench that could leave fatigued defenders in a bind. Peralta at the moment has proven to be much more consistent when given the chance to start with El Tri. Peralta is in better form, and has become a hero for El Tri ever since he helped conquer Brazil in London . Peralta could be a key figure for El Tri when they clash with Brazil June 17th.

Peralta, Giovani Dos Santos, and Marco Fabian have all been named in the 23 man roster. Those three players alone helped drastically to carry Mexico to Olympic glory. The chemistry between them already exist, all they need to do is revive it, and adapt to Miguel Herrera’s new scheme of play.

Thus, having “Chicharito” on the bench could be a better choice in the long run of the tournament.

Hernandez has had a sub-par season with Manchester United. Hernandez can’t be blamed, as he has remained an after thought for the club all year. The “little pea”can be very effective when used at the right moment, it’s a practice that Sir Alex Ferguson mastered.

Therefore, Head coach Miguel Herrera must be quick in mastering usage of the the “little pea” as well, to get the most out of the Hernandez at the World Cup.