Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is a “predator” and has shown the world what he can do, said the manager of the Mexican National team Juan Carlos Osorio only hours after the Mexican Leverkusen striker scored yet another brace, which on this occasion was against Brazilian team Porto Alegre.
"He now shows what he can do," Osorio told the German newspaper Bild, and added: "He is a predator."
According to ESPN, Hernandez, 27, has resurrected his soccer career at Leverkusen, for whom he has scored 19 goals in 22 appearances in Bundesliga play.
His exceptional performance has caught the attention and the interest of many teams in Europe, including various Premier League clubs.
The Mexican international was signed on by Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United in the final days of the 2015 summer transfer window for a reported transfer fee of about US$15 million after the Red Devils' manager Louis van Gaal told him he would spend most of his time benched.
Arsenal recently expressed interest in signing on Chicharito, but Leverkusen on Friday said they would never sell him.
However, Chicharito himself said, “You can never know what happens."
"Already when he was at Manchester United and Real Madrid, I always thought that he has to quality to be a finisher,” Osorio added. "There are several good goal getters who can score great goals, and he belongs to the top category in the world. He is a predator in front of the goal."
On Wednesday, Chicharito scored two goals enabling the 3-3 tie against powerful Porto Alegre.