World Cup: Javier Hernandez (66′) South Korea 0-2 Mexico
Chicharito scored his 50th goal for Mexico in their 2-1 win over South Korea to remain top of Group F heading into their final match versus Sweden.
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ROSTOV-ON-DON — Mexico striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was delighted after netting his 50th international goal on Saturday in the 2-1 victory over South Korea, but he still wants more from El Tri at the World Cup.
Leading Group F on six points from two games, Mexico will be assured of a place in the knockout stage if Germany draw or lose against Sweden.
“There are no words to express all this we are going through,” Hernandez said. “For me, [the 50 goals] are very special. We will try to achieve a lot more. We have to imagine amazing things.
“We have to channel all that we are going through with a lot of humility, with calm, because we’ve gone through very complicated situations and we don’t want outside noise to destabilize us. We want to stay calm and concentrate.
“We’ve beaten Germany and South Korea, two difficult teams, but tomorrow we’ll concentrate on thinking about Sweden.”
Hernandez was quick to turn the focus to their final group-stage game against Sweden next week.
“We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent,” he said. “We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool and calm.
“We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.”