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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez: I tried to leave last month

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez admits he asked for a transfer in January.

Denied an exit because of injury to Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho's ­departure to Rennes, Hernandez is determined to give his all for David Moyes on the run-in to help keep the club away from the drop zone.

“Yes, it was the case that I wanted to go," said the 29-year-old, who only joined the Hammers in the summer. “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, I tried to play pretty well in the Cup [going the full 90 minutes in their loss at Wigan last weekend] and, in the last game, against Crystal Palace, 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."

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