Peralta earned himself a place in Mexican folklore yesterday [Saturday] with both goals in what was arguably the greatest victory in the Central Americans' history.
Wembley was the perfect place for Mexico to complete their transformation from one of the most notorious also-rans in world football to genuine contenders for the game's biggest prizes.
And it was also the ideal venue for 28-year-old Santos Laguna striker Peralta to put himself in the shop window ahead of the Barclays Premier League season.
Admitting being at Wembley made his career-defining moment even more special, he said: "Yes, of course I'd love to come and play here. It would be a challenge and it would be really great for me."
Hernandez is one of few Mexicans to make a real impression in the Premier League and Peralta said: "He's an inspiration to us, scoring goals.
"We have to train to be like him. He scores many important goals for Manchester United. This makes us happy and it's something we aspire to."
Mexico boss Luis Fernando Tena put his side's success partly down to a new winning mentality within the players, hailing them as "conquistadors" who were more willing and able to test themselves overseas.
Peralta said: "We've proven that Mexico are a good team and we can help English teams."
Mexico's 2-1 win yesterday was truly historic and guaranteed Peralta legendary status in his homeland.
But he said: "If it wasn't for my team-mates we wouldn't be here and we wouldn't have won the gold medal.
"It's been the whole team who have provided this power and have put us here and we've done this for the people of Mexico to show our gratitude."
Like all Mexican medallists at London 2012, their football team were telephoned by the country's president shortly after their triumph.
"He called the coach and said congratulations to everybody," Peralta said.
Brazil had been favourites to finally end their Olympic curse yesterday but were a shadow of the side that had scored 15 goals en route to the final.
Despite flattering to deceive, the five-time world champions should have forced extra-time, with Chelsea new-boy Oscar missing a last-gasp free header from six yards.
"Yes, it was a big chance at the end," the 20-year-old said. "But it was not just the header.
"We had several other chances when the score was just 1-0. If we had levelled things then it would have been different but still, of course, it was a big chance and I am upset."
He added: "I feel huge disappointment, of course. I am very proud to have reached the final but we are so sad not to have achieved in winning the gold medal.
"We have to lift ourselves and keep our heads held high.
"It is a very special moment in my life as very few people get to win an Olympic medal and even fewer at just 20 years old.
"I'm very happy to have won a silver medal but, of course, sad too as we wanted to win gold so badly as it was our objective."
Oscar was confident Brazil would bounce back in time for the 2014 World Cup, which they host, while he was looking forward to linking up finally with his new Chelsea team-mates.
Admitting he had yet to speak to manager Roberto Di Matteo, he said: "I am so happy to be coming to the Premier League - it's a dream for me.
"Chelsea is a very big club and to be part of their squad makes me so proud."