Aged just 19 on his Colombia debut, Hernández scored twice off the bench against Costa Rica, introducing himself to the supporters of his national team. Whilst call-ups since then have been rare, the attacker hopes he can attract attention from his country with good form in the Premier League.
“It was a magical night, scoring for Colombia,” said Hernández. “Now being in the Premier League, this might be a huge chance for me to go back to playing for the national team and this is my objective.”
An English debut is possible for Hernández this weekend, a prospect he is ready for, but he remains patient in waiting for an opportunity to impress.
“I’m really looking forward to Saturday,” he said.
“I want to play and I’m available, but whatever the coach decides I will be here for him.”