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Hernandez: these things take time

Filed: Friday, 17th August 2018
By: Staff Writer

Javier Hernandez has asked supporters to show a little patience as Manuel Pellegrini attempts to stamp his authority on his new-look squad.

Pellegrini introduced nine new players to his first team squad during the summer but saw his new charges thrashed 4-0 at Liverpool on the opening day of the season last weekend.

And Hernandez, who featured a s a late substitute in that game has urged supporters to give the new manager time to mould West Ham's new-look team in his vision.

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"I know fans would like immediate success and we are doing everything we can," he told West Ham's website. "Itís in our own hands.

"We need to adapt, like with the new players coming in, and to the new system that the manager wants us to play. Hopefully, against Bournemouth, we can show progress and we can take the three points.

"When you get beaten 4-0 in the very first match of the season, itís very tough. But, as the manager said, this is a process."

The Mexican international, who featured for his country during the summer's World Cup Finals in Russia is yet to secure a starting XI place at West Ham under any of the three managers he had played under.

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However he insists that he will continue to put in the hours on the training ground in hope of securing a spot in Pellegrini's team.

"I will always try to do my best and keep training hard," he insisted. "I will keep improving and keep getting fitter, so I can help the team as best as I can. I hope to be involved [against Bournemouth] so I can help my teammates."

Hernandez joined West Ham from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer 2017, since when he has made 19 starts in a West Ham shirt plus a further 15 appearances from the bench.

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