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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez hits back at critics of his goal record in Twitter rant

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has hit back at critics in a rant on Twitter.

Hernandez has endured a topsy turvy West Ham career so far.

The former Manchester United star has never established himself in East London.

He has gone from barely featuring to playing out of position when he did and even wanting to leave.


Lengthy absences through illness and injury haven’t helped either.

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Chicha the main man for Hammers run-in

But as West Ham aim for a European spot to finish off a positive season, Chicharito finds himself number one choice up front.

Much of that is owing to Marko Arnautovic’s January transfer saga and subsequent loss of form.

Hernandez has eight goals this season after netting a brace in the 4-3 thriller against Huddersfield last time out.

At international level his record is unrivalled for Mexico.

The fox in the box is Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals in 108 appearances for his country.

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Goal number 51 for Mexico’s all-time top scorer

The 30-year-old got goal number 51 against Paraguay – who had Hammers teammate Fabian Balbuena on the bench – to help Mexico to a 4-2 friendly victory.

Despite his record, though, Hernandez was subjected to criticism after the game.

Mexican photo journalist Pablo Agreda dissected Hernandez’s international record suggesting he doesn’t score when it matters most.

“(A total of) 26 of the 51 goals of Javier “Chicharito” Hernández with the National Team of Mexico have been in FRIENDLY MATCHES,” Agreda said on Twitter.

“I repeat in FRIENDLIES. 26 in friendlies, 8 in eliminations, 8 in Gold Cup, 4 in confederations, 4 in World Cup, 1 in Copa America. (This is) data, no opinions.”

That sparked a furious reaction from Hernandez who hit back.

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‘Nobody has done what I’ve done’

“And NO ONE has ever made more goals than I have in the WORLD,” the West Ham striker replied.

“Yes, WORLDWIDE!!!!!!!! Nobody. If it reads very well no? I say maybe I put it again, NOBODY! Data, Not opinions.

“Strong hug and wishing the best!”

Hernandez then responded to suggestions the great Luis Hernandez had a better ratio of important goals (35 goals in 85 games) by saying his namesake, known as El Matador, was a ‘great historical player’.

But he opted against engaging the critics any further and signed off with a post of his own simply saying: “51… Have a nice day!” accompanied by a picture of him celebrating his recent goal.

Hernandez looks set to start when West Ham entertain Everton at the London Stadium on Saturday.

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