Javier Hernandez aims to reach World Cup final with Mexico

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Javier Hernandez has set high expectations with Mexico for this summer's World Cup finals in Russia. The 29-year-old has not had a fond time since his move to West Ham United last summer, but he still remains a crucial player for the El Tri in the frontline.

In a report covered by Goal.com, Hernandez admits that the nation are aiming to achieve greater heights at the global tournament with the current side oozing with genuine attacking threat. Mexico have struggled to progress beyond the quarter-final stage of the World Cup, but Hernandez is hoping to reach the final and even win the showpiece tournament.

He said: "We are not only aiming for the quarterfinals. We don’t want to set a limit on our ambitions. We want to aim as high as we can because we know we have the potential. Every team in the World Cup has a chance and we want to do our best ever, to get to the final and even win the World Cup."

Aside from Hernandez, El Tri possess attacking talent from the likes of Carlos Vela and Hirving Lozano in their ranks, and they still face a stiff challenge to progress beyond their group which includes world champions Germany, South Korea and Sweden, who ousted Italy in the playoffs.

Hernandez returned to the Premier League earlier in the summer with the reputation of being a poacher in the box, but he has struggled to make much of an impact, which just four goals amassed for the east London side, who are lingering in the bottom half of the table.

The Mexican has surprisingly been linked with a return to Manchester United owing to his Hammers struggles, but David Moyes has stressed that the marksman is not for sale, unless the club receive a significant offer which is difficult to refuse.