Spanish newspaper Marca explain that Hernandez is becoming increasingly disillusioned by his lack of game time at the Bernabeu - and that he is far from happy with his current position in the team.
The Mexico international, who earns £90,000 a week, had hoped to resurrect his career with the reigning European champions but has played a peripheral role at the club despite an impressive start to life in the Spanish capital.
The 26-year-old has scored four goals in nine appearances for Los Blancos, but finds himself firmly behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order.
That should have come as little surprise to Hernandez; Benzema is widely regarded as one of the world’s best strikers. The France international, who links up to good effect with star man Cristiano Ronaldo in particular, has scored 12 goals in 19 appearances this season.
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Real Madrid in top form
Hernandez believes he deserves to play more minutes, but the fact of the matter is Real Madrid are playing such good football right now that it would be foolish for manager Carlo Ancelotti to make too many changes to his starting line-up.
Real have won their last 15 consecutive matches - a winning run stretching back to mid-September - so Hernandez will need to continue being patient for the time being.