Pundit Jamie Redknapp claimed that West Ham’s Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is ‘one of the best finishers in the game’ after his equaliser against Chelsea.
Minutes after entering the fray at Stamford Bridge, Chicharito found the net with a well-placed curling finish to draw his side level and secure a 1-1 draw.
On ‘Sky Sports,’ Redknapp didn’t hold back on his praise for the Mexican super sub: “He does a great job holding the ball up for his team, being aggressive and holding off Gary Cahill. It’s a good piece of play. He’s one of the best finishers in the game.”
“He is up there with the best and it’s a brilliant finish, it’s unstoppable. Great forwards seem to have that extra bit of time,” the Englishman added.
Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic couldn’t help but agree with Redknapp: “He’s a natural goalscorer and he’s there where he has to be. He’s not dangerous outside the box or around the box, but in the box, he’s the best finisher. Everything he thinks about is being in the box to come for a second ball.”
Hernandez will now be hoping for more gametime with the Hammers who are still amongst those in contention for relegationto the Championship.