West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has moved to explain why he decided to tell the world he wants to leave the club via YouTube.
Hernandez has struggled to establish himself since signing for West Ham in 2017.
The Mexican has been linked with a move away almost every window since.
And this summer is no different with clubs in Spain and MLS said to be interested in West Ham’s highest earner.
Hernandez the next one out of West Ham exit?
There has been much uncertainty about Hernandez’s future as Manuel Pellegrini reshapes his forward line.
Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez have departed.
Even though many expect Chicharito to follow suit, West Ham fans were annoyed with the striker for the way he has gone about it.
Many supporters grew fed up with his whinging and tantrums last season. Particularly after a very public show of dissent towards Pellegrini following his substitution against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
So when Hernandez used a new YouTube vlog Naked Humans to state his desire to leave West Ham it did not go down too well.
Candid YouTube interview annoyed Hammers fans
Some West Ham fans reacted angrily to Hernandez’s forthright admission he wants to leave the club.
Others were just as unhappy with his seemingly ambivalent attitude towards staying and picking up his £140,000 per week wages for another season.
“I have an agent in Mexico. I need someone to get me stuff in Mexico too but Lauren, Romain is working as a team with us. He is the one more involved,” Hernandez told Naked Humans.
“He is Spanish so has more connections here. He’s searching for a club, if we can move. If not I will stay with West Ham easy, happy. I have one year left, but West Ham and I have decided it would just be easier to go out.”
But now he has moved to explain his reasons behind the YouTube interview.
Chicharito explains reasons for speaking out in vlog
“I feel very good about taking the narrative of my life into my hands,” Hernandez said on Twitter alongside a link to the interview.
“Instead of seeing how they talk about me, taking out of context every word I say. Click this link so you can see this interesting talk/interview.”
Me siento muy bien de tomar la narrativa de mi vida en mis manos, en lugar de ver cómo hablan de mi, sacando de contexto cada palabra que digo. Dale click a este link para que puedas ver esta interesante platica/entrevista. https://t.co/kZooeJJqzu pic.twitter.com/EkReuTCJIP
— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) July 1, 2019
So there you have it.
Hernandez did the vlog so he could get his message across to one and all without room for interpretation.
Many will admire his honesty. For others it is just another example of his questionable attitude.
It comes after the 31-year-old was trolled by supporters after being pictured all smiles at the London Stadium for the Major League Baseball match between the Red Sox and Yankees, read full story.