The 22-year-old Manchester United striker scored Mexico’s first goal in the showdown at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
“I am happy for so many reasons. Not just for my goal or for the man of the match award, but also because the victory brings so much joy to Mexico,” said Hernandez.
“But this win is just a first step. There’s a long way to go. We are not thinking yet about the match with Uruguay – we want to make the most of this for the moment.”