On loan Manchester United star Javier Hernandez who recently made his season-long switch to Real Madrid is targeting a starting slot as he will be competing with a host of the world’s biggest stars, Talksport reports.
The 26-year-old striker is now in contention for a slot against France international Karim Benzema, who is seen as the first choice striker with Jese being the clubs other centre-forward.
However, due to the vast number of attacking talents along both attacking flanks, Hernandez is unlikely to be played at right forward as that position is saved for superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, while Gareth Bale will most likely retain his usual slot as the left forward.
This leaves the Mexican needing to prove his worth by trying to outscore Benzema or once again be forced to sit on the bench.
The United loanee is now vowing to fight for his place in order to avoid a repeat of his Manchester frustrations who received very limited game time.
“No one trains to be a back-up,” Hernandez told Neox TV. “I’m a football player and there are 11 starters, so the ones on the outside are always waiting for a chance and no player will say that they train to wait on the outside.
“I’m not a conformist, I want to grow but it takes a lot of work and competition.”