West Ham United crashed out of the EFL Cup with a bit of a whimper following a 1-0 quarter-final defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, and Irons fans weren’t impressed with Javier Hernandez’s performance.
Both teams made a number of changes to their starting XI’s from the Premier League at the weekend, with Hernandez one of those that came into the side after seeing Marko Arnautovic and Michail Antonio start ahead of him up top against Stoke City on Saturday.
However, the summer addition failed to make an impact in north London on Tuesday, although he had little to feed upon as the Hammers only had one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the 29-year-old’s display via social media, and while one said “he irritates me a lot”, another said he has an “awful attitude for a seasoned international footballer”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Hernandez walks around doesn't do anything. He's had it too easy everywhere he's played. Now he needs to work a bit harder he doesn't like it. Rather spend more time with his girlfriend than fight for the team.
— West Ham 1895 (@Brady_out) December 19, 2017
Always looks for a foul.. rather than play football..doesn’t look interested half the time…
— Kevin VINCE (@Kevinvince63) December 19, 2017
For some reason, I've struggled to 'like' Hernandez at West Ham, no doubting his ability but he irritates me a lot and am not sure why.
Been the same again tonight, with me.
— Geo Mackie (@redhammer8) December 19, 2017
Carroll so much better than Hernandez.
— West Ham Italy (@martelliditalia) December 19, 2017
I rate Hernandez less and less the more I watch him. He spends more time on the floor than standing up and he can't play up top on his own. Clear that he needs world class players around him to make him look good. Also no idea why Cressy is playing midfield either @WHUFC_News
— Kevin Skinner (@KevinSkinner8) December 19, 2017
Yet again Hernandez played in his favours position yet down most the time waving his arms around – awful attitude for a seasoned international footballer
— Andy (@andyaustin67) December 19, 2017
Why play Cresswell at RB? Why was Declan Rice our most regular left-winger and LB? Obiang was awful, Hernandez just no work-rate/care
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) December 19, 2017