Javier ‘chicharito’ Hernandez has admitted his confidence at Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid is sometimes “low” owing to lack of regular appearances.
The Manchester United loanee has started once in 13 La Liga appearances this season, scoring three times in 228 minutes of action.
Speaking after scoring the match winner in Mexico’s 1-0 win over Ecuador in Los Angeles on Sunday, the 26-year-old sent a message of “frustration” to Real.
“What I’ve been feeling is frustration,” he told Fox Sports. “The worst thing could be to lose my confidence.
“I have missed opportunities, people to give me confidence to demonstrate what I can do on the pitch, to at least prove if I am any good or not.”
Chicharito is on loan at the Santiago Bernebeu until June, when he is expected to return to his parent club United. He however reiterated his pride in playing for the reigning European champions but stressed his dissatisfaction at not getting playing time.
He continued: “My situation is frustrating. I work hard and give 100 per cent in training but as far as playing matches go, my chances are minimal.
“I belong to a great team but I’m not part of the important bit, the actual games. Sometimes my confidence is down, even though I’m trying to make it high, with the help of the people who are always by my side and who support me.”