AVTV Interviews: Hat Trick Hero
, Chicharito, has been phenomenal for Aston Villa this month after a horrible start to life on loan at Villa Park. As of now, he has banged in 6 goals in 11 appearances, pushing Mattia Destro
out of the way and Darren Bent
's role as first-choice striker in his sights. He even snatched his first hat trick for the Villans in a 4-0 win against West Ham during the month. Today, we interview him on his recent performances and his Aston Villa future, if there is any!
So do you prefer being called Javier, Hernandez or Chicharito?
: Umm... hahaha. Chicharito!
How have you been feeling about your performances lately?
: Pleased, obviously. I didn't have a good start as an Aston Villa player but I'm seriously hoping this will be the kick-start. I played really well against West Ham and I wanted to mimic that in all future performances.
Who do you enjoy playing with in the squad, the most?
: Wellington Nem and Will Hughes! They are the lads who supplied me with the passes for the hat trick. Both are great guys and it's always a relief having them on the wings because you know you're going to have plenty of chances. Will is a central midfielder but I think he should consider swapping to the wing full-time, he's brilliant over there!
Are you enjoying being a Villa player?
: Yes, but ultimately, I will enjoy it at every club I'm at if I get to play football. It is the best game and if I'm playing it, I feel happy, no matter what kit I'm in.
We understand you went on loan to Spain for six months last season, to Atletico Madrid. After seeing the Spanish play - which league do you think suits you best: the Premier League or La Liga?
: I think I would fit in more at a club in La Liga, but the Premier League remains the best league in the world to me and I would rather play here than in Spain.
You are on loan here at Aston Villa, so is there any chance you could make the deal permanent?
: We will see at the end of the season. Manchester United and Aston Villa are both really amazing clubs and it would be a fantastic achievement to play for either. Part of me wants to fight for that place at United, while another part of me wants to continue scoring goals here at Villa. I can't give you a definite answer just yet.
Is there a chance there could be an extended loan spell then?
: Well, all I can say is if that opportunity comes up I would jump to take it. Being on loan here for another year sounds pretty good to me.
Thank you all for tuning in. See you all next month for the next AVTV Interviews session.