Hernandez savours Mexico joy
Javier Hernandez could not hide his delight after helping Mexico to a memorable World Cup win.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 17/06/10 11:10pm
Mexico hero Javier Hernandez could not hide his delight after helping his nation to a memorable World Cup win over France.
The Manchester United-bound striker came off the bench in Polokwane to net versus Les Bleus before Cuauhtemoc Blanco sealed the success.
Mexico are now on the brink of qualification for the next round ahead of their final Group A match against Uruguay.
"I am happy for so many reasons. Not just for my goal or for the man of the match award, but also because the victory brings so much joy to Mexico," said Hernandez.
"But this win is just a first step. There's a long way to go. We are not thinking yet about the match with Uruguay - we want to make the most of this for the moment."
Experienced skipper Rafael Marquez ,though, was a little more level-headed post the final whistle, as was manager Javier Aguirre.
"We have to keep our feet on the ground despite this win," the Barcelona defender said.
Coach Aguirre added: "It was very important to beat France - they are after all the vice-world champions. We turned in a very fine performance - but we are not yet mathematically through."