Chicharito: We are yet to hit top gear

Chicharito: We are yet to hit top gear


Real Madrid’s on-loan forward Javier Hernandez says the team is yet to hit top gear yet – an ominous warning having scored eight times at the weekend.

The Manchester United man, who will spend the season on loan in the Spanish capital, scored twice at the weekend as Los Blancos smashed eight goals past Deportivo La Coruna to kick start their La Liga campaign after two successive losses.

And speaking ahead of the match against Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 26-year-old said as good as Real were, there is always room for improvement as there is no such thing as a perfect match.

Speaking to Canal Plus, Chicharito said: “We must always keep improving. Perfection doesn’t exist. That’s something I have been taught. We are not going to have the perfect match, you have to work hard and even though we’ve scored plenty of goals we still need to look to improve.”

Reports in the Spanish press suggest the Mexican could start the match against Elche ahead of French striker Karim Benzema, who has scored just three goals in his last 19 outings for Real Madrid. Chicharito was signed by Ancelotti to provide competition for Benzema following the sale of Alvaro Morata to Juventus in the summer.