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“Jonathan dos Santos is one of the best players in MLS” - Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández

'Chicharito' scored his sixth goal of the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season in LA Galaxy’s 2-1 victory against Los Angeles FC.

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“Jonathan dos Santos is one of the best players in MLS” - Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández
John MCCOY AFP

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández is having a breakout season with the Los Angeles Galaxy this year. The Mexican international has scored six goals and given one assist in four appearances in the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season so far and he led his team to a 2-1 victory against city rivals Los Angeles FC on Saturday in week 4.

‘Chicharito’ scored the first goal of the game against LAFC on Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in the 11th minute to give them the lead during the first half. Then the Mexican gave an assist to his compatriot Jonathan dos Santos in the 79th minute to give the Galaxy the win and the points to take second place of the Western Conference in MLS.

For me it's like I am always competing with my best version and it is very ‘touchy’ when I can help my team during a game. So that is amazing, I am very happy and all my teammates did an amazing job and it is even better when the results favor us,” said ‘Chicharito’ in the post-game press conference.

Jonathan is one of the best players in MLS

Prior to the game I told him I was going to give him an assist and I have been talking to him a lot lately. I think Jona is one of the best players in Major League Soccer and he has played a World Cup with the Mexico national team. He has been unlucky with the injuries, but we are seeing what he is capable of, so I have been pushing him to bring the best out of him and today we saw that.”

Dos Santos gave the Galaxy the 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles FC. The Mexican international scored his first goal of the season and he felt it was a confidence boost for him, because he suffered a lot of injuries during the 2020 Major League Soccer regular season that prevented him from playing many games.

I needed this goal a lot, because this is a very important year for me. The most important thing is that we won today against a very good team like LAFC. But these games you must win with heart and passion because they are our city rivals. I am happy to beat LAFC and the feeling is indescribable. 'Chicharito' told me before the game that he would give me an assist and I am just happy to be honest,” said the Galaxy captain after the game.