Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has scored 18 times in his last 21 appearances for Leverkusen. - © gettyimages / Alexander Scheuber
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has scored 18 times in his last 21 appearances for Leverkusen. - © gettyimages / Alexander Scheuber
Bundesliga

Chicharito praises Leverkusen collective

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez may have grabbed most of the headlines at Bayer 04 Leverkusen recently, but the man himself has been quick to highlight the assistance from his new team-mates as he has hit the richest vein of form of his European career.

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The 27-year-old only arrived in August, but a healthy working environment at the BayArena and a close bond with his new team-mates has allowed him to integrate quickly and with sensational results. He scored his 21st goal in his last 18 matches in midweek and became the first Mexican to score a Bundesliga hat-trick on Matchday 16.

‘It's easy to communicate’

“Although I don’t speak much German, the climate is very good and it’s easy to communicate,” said the striker, who has nine goals in his last seven ahead of this weekend’s game at FC Ingolstadt 04. “Everyone has really helped me both on and off the pitch and it’s easy to play with them because they have so much quality.”