Javier Hernandez has taken a parting shot at West Ham, sharing his delight at joining a ‘Triple A’ team like Sevilla, when speaking exclusively to Mexican media outlet TUDN.
The 31-year-old left the Hammers to link up with Sevilla on transfer deadline day, for a fee believed to be worth somewhere in the region of £8 million, according to Sky Sports.
The 108-capped Mexico international failed to live up to expectations at West Ham. He managed to score just 17 goals in 63 appearances for the east London outfit.
The Hammers did bring in Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti, however. So Manuel Pellegrini will be fairly confident that his team will cope without Chicharito.
Hernandez will be hoping to breathe fire back into his flagging career at Sevilla.
And the 31-year-old told TUDN how he classes the La Liga side as a step up from West Ham:
“For me to go to Seville is like going to Manchester [United] or Real Madrid. Sevilla is a Triple A [top level] team. For me the most competitive league is in England, but the league that I enjoy the most and my favourite is Spanish because at [Real] Madrid I was left wanting more.”
Only time will tell whether the Mexican made the right decision by leaving West Ham for Sevilla.
It seems as though the time was right for him to move on. He was hardly a fan favourite at the London Stadium.
Hammers fans still won’t appreciate his recent comments, however.