JAVIER HERNANDEZ has admitted failure as a father and partner after his painful separation from his stunning wife Sarah Cohan.
The former Man United star and West Ham star also revealed his depression stemming from personal adversities including the death of his beloved grandfather.
The 33-year-old, whose wife sparked separate reports by traveling to her native Australia with their two children last year, did not mention Cohan by name in his interview.
But he told the US site ringer: “I wasn’t the best partner I needed, I wasn’t the greatest father I wanted to be.
“I wasn’t a great friend. I wasn’t the great human I wanted to be.”
Speaking about the death of former footballer, Grandfather Thomas Balcazar 17 months ago, the sister of the LA Galaxy striker, Anna Silvia, added: “It kind of broke him.
“I don’t know how he managed to get through this season. It was as if his whole world collapsed in one minute.”
Hernandez constantly avoids questions about his relationship with the mother of his two children, Noah and Nala.
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The couple celebrated Noah’s second birthday together in June with a party they staged, with Sarah posting screenshots on her social media.
The Christmas party was held at the same time that the US website TMZ Sports reported that Hernandez’s wife had filed for divorce.
The site also claimed that influencer WAG filed for divorce papers in February, claiming that her football partner was not involved in the day-to-day parenting of his two children.
She reportedly asked for £73,000 a month “for child and spousal support”.
Chicarito described his late grandfather as his “second father” and revealed that he lost the desire to get up, eat and make his bed after his death.
He even admitted that he would cry while training alone during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Claiming that he realized at the worst stage of his depression that he was taking advantage of Chicharito’s character, he said, “I had to learn to accept myself.
“People have always defined me not by me, but by something else.
“I played a character because that’s what we ask of celebrities.”
The Guadalajara-born striker admitted he was considering quitting football for good at the end of last season, saying: “I’ve always been very sensitive.
“I often tried to hide it. I realized I should… I’m not the tallest. I’m not too big. I’m not too stereotypically masculine.”
“We see a man crying, we think he is weak, but we are all human.”
Hernandez recovered in September after missing 12 matches with a calf injury with a goal against Salt Lake City.
He scored a second-half penalty against FC Dallas last weekend to help his team draw 2-2 after losing 2-0.
The LA Galaxy star moved to MLS on a three-year contract in January last year.
He indicated his intention to prove the skeptics wrong by publishing on Instagram: Preparing the mind, body, and spirit is a ritual to face daily challenges.
“You always have to choose to believe.”