Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez: I wanted out of West Ham but will do my best

Mexico striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez says he wanted to quit West Ham in January to boost his chances of playing at this summer's World Cup.

Hernandez has been starved of regular minutes under David Moyes and his agent Eduardo Hernandez said last month that he needed more playing time.

But while the striker confirmed his desire to depart, now that the window is closed he remains committed to the club.

"Yes, it was the case that I wanted to go," Hernandez told the Daily Mirror. "Not because I don't like West Ham, but because I need to have minutes on the pitch.

"The World Cup is just around the corner and I want to play. But you can see that, even though my agent says I want to go, I have been doing everything I can in a West Ham shirt to help the team.

"Against Bournemouth I scored a goal [in a 1-1 draw], I tried to play pretty well in the [FA] Cup [a 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic] and, in the last game, against Crystal Palace [a 1-1 draw], I tried to do my best. I am a very professional guy and I want to do that.

"Words can come and go. Your acts are going to speak for themselves.

"Now that the window is closed I am here and trying to achieve the main goals for the club, which is to be safe from relegation. Then, in the summer, we will see."