Since signing last offseason, Mexico’s all-time leading scorer has one goal in 10 matches (seven starts) upon coming to MLS. He’s not been in the matchday squad for LA’s prior two games, marking his second absence after suffering a calf injury this past July during the MLS is Back Tournament.
Chicharito’s post also comes one day after head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired. There’s been speculation around the Designated Player departing the club, as he’s struggled to settle in upon joining from Sevilla.
Check out Chicharito’s full post below, with the English text highlighted after the jump:
“I know I haven't been at my best level lately,” Hernandez wrote. “But I am already working harder than ever on a personal and football level, to retrieve all that confidence you have given me with results.
“I know exactly what LA Galaxy represents and I understand the responsibility I have with our fans, with the people of Los Angeles, with the board and with my colleagues. Even though today I am not going through my best football moment, I am committed to work harder to improve myself and change things.
“I have a huge commitment to all the people who gave me the opportunity to accomplish another dream by playing here, but mainly to myself and believe me: I will not fail. Thank you for trusting me still.”
The Galaxy, who are now led by interim head coach Dominic Kinnear, have three games left in their 2020 regular season. They return to action Sunday night against Real Salt Lake (10:30 pm ET | TV & streaming info).