Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hiddink warning to united

Guus Hiddink has warned his Chelsea stars not to drop another league point between now and the end of the season in May.

Chelsea face Wigan Athletic on Saturday knowing that three points are vital if they are to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United who play Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup final a day later.
With the Stamford Bridge outfit currently trailing the Red Devils by some ten points and second-placed Liverpool by two, Hiddink - who has dismissed United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Chelsea are out of the title race - realises just how crucial it is to win all 12 remaining games.
"Alex Ferguson is in the lead and in the driver's seat and he can talk as he does," explained the Dutchman who recently replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari on a part-time basis.
"They (Manchester United) are in the lead and we are some points away, but there is still some way to go.
"There has to be a lot done on our side to challenge them, but we will try. We cannot to drop a single point.
"Everyone wants to see Chelsea going up the league and not in the position they are now," he added.
In a bid to reduce the gap, Hiddink has promised a return to the Chelsea attacking style of old.
"I like the home team to dominate, not giving a lot of space to the opponent.
"That might have risks because I like to play with the whole team as much as possible as high as possible.
"Of course there are risks but, at the end, you get your advantage.
"Sometimes you can get caught but when you are calculating, then out of the numbers game you will get more advantage if you don't give them a lot of space to even breathe.
"That's the way I like it. And we must not forget that we play to enjoy ourselves - seriously but also to be attractive to the fans.
"It's possible to do both."

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