Mexico boss Miguel Herrera insisted on Saturday that Manchester United's Javier Hernandez remains a key player for El Tri despite not yet starting a World Cup match. (Fixtures)
Hernandez came off the bench to register his first international goal in a year as Mexico sealed their place in the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Croatia, and Herrera said he would get another chance to shine from the bench against the Netherlands in their last 16 tie on Sunday.
"He has been an important factor for the group and I am grateful he has never given up," Herrera said at Mexico's pre-match press conference. (In Pics: Many colours of the World Cup)