The striker had only just turned 22 when he found the net against France and Argentina, so it’s no surprise that we don’t have to go back far for his earliest World Cup memories.
“I watched some of the France ’98 games at recess in school, and for others I had to finish my classes quickly to go home and watch them,” Chicharito said.
“Ronaldo was playing there and it was the first time I had watched him properly. He became my biggest idol. I was supporting him more than Brazil but it was unexpected when France beat them 3-0 in the final.”
In the video above, Hernandez also talks about his “unbelievable” experience in South Africa four years ago, and analyses Mexico’s chances of success in Brazil this time.