Not since the Uruguayan international scored the second in a 2-0 win away at Swansea City back in August have the Tigers claimed all three points on the road this season – a statistic Hernandez is keen to change at the Bet365 Stadium.
“The team has been playing really well at home but when we’ve played away we haven’t performed as well as we should have,” said Hernandez.
“We have been playing some good football at some points against the big teams but now we have to go and beat the teams in direct competition with us, teams like Stoke. This is where we have to put the effort in and perform.
“It’s a good chance we’ve got to beat Stoke. To win away and get three points would be really good for our chances to stay in the Premier League.
“It’s good to pick up any points away from home in the Premier League so we’ll be giving everything to bring three points back.
“The table looks really good for us now. If you finished the season now we would stay in the Premier League.
“This is the Premier League and not the Championship though. It’s a lot harder, big teams and big names. Hopefully we’ve got a strong enough team. We want to stay in the Premier League, but it is up to us to ensure that happens.”
Hernández has scored five goals in all competitions in what has been an injury-interrupted 2016/17 campaign to-date having undergone surgery to resolve a hernia problem at the end of last year before suffering a torn hamstring in February. The 26-year-old isn’t happy with how his season has panned out, but is determined to end it on a positive note in front of goal.
“I’m obviously not happy with how it’s gone. The injuries and everything have affected me,” he added.
“At the start I was going through injuries and the team didn’t have a lot of confidence. Now I’m feeling better.
“It’s not good for a striker to be injured and unfit for most of the year but I’m fit and back on track again to be on top form and to get some goals.”