Watford starlet Cucho Hernandez showcased his ability on the international stage to show just how much potential he has.
Hernandez scored a hat-trick to help fire Colombia into the knockout stages of the U20 World Cup. The Colombian striker helped his nation’s U20 side to a 6-0 win over Tahiti.
The 20-year-old grabbed his first goal after 38 minutes, which made it 3-0 to Colombia. He was alert enough to follow up his initial effort and score the rebound.
And just before half-time, Hernandez had his second. The promising young striker netted a free-kick to put Colombia into a commanding half-time lead.
With 20 minutes remaining, Hernandez completed a well-earned hat-trick. He netted from close-range to put the Colombians 5-0 up against Tahiti.
Watford fans can get very excited about Hernandez. He looks like he has a big future in the game after lighting up the U20 international stage.
Hernandez joined Watford in 2017 after leaving sister-club Granada. But he is yet to make his first-team debut. And he has spent the last two seasons out on loan.
In his first season with SD Huesca, Hernandez scored 16 goals and provided six assists in 35 Segunda Division games to deliver promotion.
But he could not prevent Huesca’s relegation from La Liga last season. His tally of four goals and three assists in 34 Spanish top-flight games was respectable, though.
When he returns to Watford, Javi Gracia might consider fast-tracking him into the first-team. And his latest U20 World Cup performance will surely earn him a chance in pre-season.