With 23 goals in 34 international appearances so far, there's a certain weight of expectation on Hernandez to fire Mexico to Brazil 2014.
But in typical fashion, he attempted to deflect that attention at a press conference in his homeland on Monday.
"I am simply proud to be involved each time the Mexico squad is announced," he said. "Whenever I'm mentioned, I do not feel differently to anyone else.
"I'm not a star, I feel the same as all my team-mates."