Hiddink Discloses Secret Of The New Chelsea

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Chelsea interim manager, Guus Hiddink has stated that his players have started to heed his demands after their 3 – 0 win against Crystal Palace.


Guus Hiddink

The short-term replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho said that the latest result was a clear indication that the team has started working tactically and defensively.


“We’ve started working and if the team is not doing well through a long period then you have to look for security, and that’s why we emphasised on good, hard work, tactically and a defensive way,” Hiddink said.

“We don’t need to add a lot of quality of players: they are blessed by nature with big quality.

“But they have to know when things aren’t going as wished that we have to look for causes, and that’s why we started working.

“The very talented players, they start working also, to invest in the dirty work and not just the beautiful game they can play, because this league is very demanding.

“And if you think you can do it just on your quality, what’s more given by talent than nature, then this league will kill you.”

According to the coach, Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel has brought stability to the midfield.

Mourinho had lost faith with Mikel, using him just a handful of times this term, but Hiddink has bigger plans for him.

“He’s the ideal player in my option to bring balance to the team,” Hiddink said.

“If the team is not willing to defend well, or hasn’t got the right balance, then you’ll concede a lot of goals.

“I think John Obi can be one of the key figures in bringing back that balance.

“On this podium very talented players can explore their qualities.


“He can recover his radar, he reads the game very well, he knows where the strength of the opponent is and knows how to combat that.

“He has very good sense, he doesn’t do it in a brutal way, he’s very elegant.

“Someone who can defend so smoothly is very beautiful.”  

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