West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has claimed he hopes to be back in full training this week, having been out of action following an injury sustained whilst on international duty with Mexico.

It was in Mexico’s 3-3 draw with Belgium that Chicharito suffered a hamstring injury at the beginning of November, and he has since had to watch his teammates struggle without him.

And while Chicharito doesn’t seem to be rushing his return to full fitness, he is confident that he’ll back soon – admitting that he hopes to be back on his feet with the team this week:

“Hopefully close. Hopefully this week I can get involved with the team, we’re going to see,” he told the club’s website.

“With this type of injury you need to be very careful because it is a hamstring and sometimes the best thing is to [not rush] back, but thankfully I’m feeling very good, very fine, and we’ll see if I can get involved with the team.”

The beginning of the season has been a tough one for the Hammers; in fact, they sit in 18th in the Premier League table, one point away from escaping the relegation zone.

And while the winter period is always a tough one in England, he remains hopeful that it can be a successful one for West Ham.

“the busiest part of this league, but hopefully for the Irons and for the Hammers fans it’s going to be a great moment,”

David Moyes’ side travel to Goodison Park for Wednesday evening Premier League fixture against fellow struggler Everton.