That Javier Hernandez had a terrible season with LA Galaxy is not news but even so Hristo Stoichkov wanted to comment on the Mexican. The former FC Barcelona legend harshly criticized Chicharito Hernandez not only for his bad present at LA Galaxy but for his entire career as a footballer. This statement by Stoichkov surprised many people but many fans sided with him.
The discussion around Chicharito Hernandez in recent days has been on whether he is overrated or not. The LA Galaxy forward is trying to return to the Mexican team but Gerardo Martino does not give him room. Even being the striker who scored the most goals in the Mexican team history, he lost his place against players like Jimenez, Lozano or Corona. For many, Hernandez should even be a substitute on that team.
That was precisely what Stoichkov harshly criticized as for him all the titles that Chicharito Hernandez won, he has done so from the substitute bench and thanks to his teammates. For Stoichkov, Hernandez was only once in the starting team of a team and he was immovable from there but then he always lost the position with some other teammate.
This criticism that Stoichkov made to Chicharito is interesting because if we think about it, it has a degree of veracity. Javier Hernandez has been and is a great player but he was never that player who changed the meaning of the games or who won the games by himself as if players like Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi can.