Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt (c.) cited Chicharito's (r.) "attacking intelligence" as one of the reasons he is so important to the team. - © gettyimages / Alex Grimm
Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt (c.) cited Chicharito's (r.) "attacking intelligence" as one of the reasons he is so important to the team. - © gettyimages / Alex Grimm
Bundesliga

Leverkusen coach Schmidt: 'Chicharito's extraordinary'

Bayer 04 Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt has heaped praise on forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, citing his intelligence and nose for goal as two of his principal qualities.

Leverkusen host Hertha Berlin on Matchday 32 on Saturday eager to cement their place in third and the accompanying automatic berth in next season's UEFA Champions League group stage. Hertha are five points behind in fourth, so Die Werkself will be looking to 'Chicharito' to add to his tally of 17 Bundesliga goals this term in an effort to keep their visitors at arm's length.