Champions League

Chicharito eyes Berlin spot

2015-05-04 12:45
Javier Hernandez (AFP)

Cape Town - Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez is hoping to reach the Champions League final in Berlin, but accepts that it is "still a long way off".

The on-loan Manchester United forward has been on the periphery of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad this season, but he has performed admirably when called on in the absence of Karim Benzema.

The Mexico international scored the only goal in their quarter-final victory over Atletico Madrid, and hopes to do the same against Juventus in the semi-finals, with the first leg at Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.

"Over the course of 180 minutes just one goal was scored," he recalled of the game against Atleti. "Atletico defended really well and [goalkeeper Jan] Oblak played really well over both games.

"It felt like the goal would never come, but we never lost faith to keep on battling. We knew that sooner or later, we'd get a breakthrough and that's how it turned out.

"Juventus are a strong team; they never give up and have some great individual players. At this stage of the Champions League, the standard is extremely high."

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