After netting his second goal of the match via a heavy deflection, Chicharito parted ways with his usually reserved celebration to complete a brief yet amusing dance as a tribute to a watching friend – but as the Mexican admits, he wanted to check the goal was definitely his first.
“I was speaking with the referee after I scored the goal and asked if this one was mine because at Aston Villa they took away my goal. I am always looking for the famous hat-trick but, like I always say, we won 4-1 and I scored twice so I am very pleased.
“My best friend is here. We used to play together and do that dance when both scored. In Chivas, there were two players who celebrated like that and when we were in the youth team we celebrated like that too. He was here visiting me so that’s why I did it.”