FG caught up with St Joseph’s and Gibraltar’s Andrew ‘Pishu’ Hernandez to talk about the recent win vs Mons Calpe, his sides chances at a trophy this season and more.
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Pishu played 45 minutes in St Joseph’s 4-0 win vs Mons Calpe and was a key part of the team in that match – how did he feel the game went: “I think it was a match which was very important for us to win. We had dropped 6 important points in the lead up to this game and therefore it was important for us to get back to winning ways and stay close to the top spot in the league. I think this win puts us in a good position to remain title contenders.”
The 22-year-old has proven himself to be very versatile, playing at full-back, in the centre of midfield, and against Mons Calpe on the right wing – how important does Pishu think being comfortable in multiple positions is? “That is true. I do feel comfortable in multiple positions and I am happy that managers are comfortable and confident on playing me in multiple different positions. This is something I try to work towards and keep an open mind.”
St Joseph’s sit third, three points off the top and face Bruno’s Magpies in the Rock Cup – so what chances does Hernandez give of his side lifting a trophy come the end of the season? “I think the club is in the right direction to winning a trophy this season and has been for a number of years now. The team is more ready than ever and if we can get momentum again I think there is no stopping us.”
Finally, the midfielder is in the preliminary squad for Gibraltar’s upcoming internationals – does he think he’s done enough to earn his space in the squad: “I have been training extremely hard to present myself as an option to Julio and the GFA. If he does select me for the final squad it is a privilege and I will make sure in contributing the most I can!”