German legend hails Chicharito as 'one of world's best'

Manchester United striker Chicharito has caught the eye of a former Tottenham hero.

Mexico find themselves in an unusual position heading into Wednesday' World Cup Qualifier against USA.

The CONCACAF qualifying is only two games in, but as they prepare to host the Americans, the game has developed into a 'must-win'.

The Mexicans drew 0-0 at home to Jamaica last month, before allowing a two goal lead against Honduras to slip as the game ended 2-2.

Currently they lie in fourth behind Honduras, USA, and Panama, not a disastrous position at this stage, but if they lose at home to USA tonight then their job to qualify for the World Cup will be made that much harder.

All eyes will be on Manchester United striker Chicharito to produce a similar two-goal performance as he did against Honduras, and the manager of his opponents tonight is wary of him.

The man concerned is German legend Jurgen Klinsmann, who is trying to figure out a way to stop him tonight.

Klinsmann had this to say about the United and Mexico striker: "Mexico has great players and Chicharito is one of the best in the world. Therefore plays for Manchester United, will be a good match, and the truth is always enjoy watching Chicharito in the area."

If Klinsmann was going to admit to admiring any Mexico player it's logical it would be Chicharito. As a prolific striker in the 90s for Germany, Klinsmann was a master of his art.

Javier Hernandez is a player with superb technical ability, his skill at finding space and running between the lines is a real test for defenders, and a trait which former striker Klinsmann admires.

It is a huge compliment for the Manchester United man to hear a legend like Klinsmann speak of him like this and rank him among the best in the world, as his words carry real weight.

Klinsmann will just hope he has the defenders available to stop him tonight. But is there an alterior motive to his comments?

The Honduran media made Hernandez angry before their qualifier, by mocking him in the press and giving him extra motivation to prove a point - And he went and scored two goals.

Klinsmann may just be trying the opposite, praising him and trying not to suffer the same fate. Or he is simply being honest and he really does admire the Mexican striker.

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