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Why Javier Hernández insn't play for Mexico at Gold Cup 2021 and Tokyo 2020?

Javier Hernández has not been called up to Gerardo "Tata" Martino's national team for some time. Why is this happening?

Javier Hernandez - Mexico National Team
Javier Hernandez - Mexico National Team

The Mexican National Team is making preparations for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup, where it will count on its greatest stars, knowing that the fight to enter the Qatar 2022 World Cup will follow. However, one of the names that is not on the roster is Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández.

To begin with, it must be said that the last time Javier Hernández was active with the national team was on March 26, 2019. On that day, El Tri beat the United States 3-0, scoring one of the goals along with Erick Gutierrez and Uriel Antuna. But the most important event for the team occurred the following day.

After the aforementioned victory, the team had a day off from training in order to rest. That was when Chicharito, along with Guillermo Ochoa, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún and Marco Fabián, had a brunch in a bar that later involved women. Although they later arrived at the training camp in good shape, the truth is that this type of excursion did not go down well with the coaching staff.

Why Javier Hernández does not play for the Mexican National Team?

The coach of the national team, Gerardo Martino, was in charge of relegating some of these players, especially the last two mentioned together with Javier Hernández. Although he stated in a press conference that it was not due to an extra-futbolistic issue, the fact that from that moment on the trio of players mentioned above will not be back says a lot.

To think about their replacement, several strikers were called up by "Tata" for those occasions. Hirving Lozano, Henry Martín, Alexis Vega, José Juan Macías, Rogelio Funes Mori and Eduardo Aguirre were put in the place occupied by Chicharito, despite the fact that several of them do not have the capacity to fulfill that role and have another function on the field.

Hector Moreno on Javier Hernandez

"Javier is a very dear person, very intense in the measure of showing the affection he has for all of us, so I think that so many years that we have shared together are not forgotten out of nowhere," he said. And he added: "If your question is whether the players of the national team are against Javier, not at all".

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