Guus Hiddink addressed the media ahead of Chelsea’s game against Newcastle where the Dutchman highlighted on the injury suffered to Diego Costa in training and Pedro’s lack of fitness ahead of the game this weekend.
Hiddink discussed about how Chelsea have lost that fear factor after a poor season and how teams are no longer worried about facing them in their own backyard.
The fact why I like reading Hiddink’s press conferences is how honest he makes them sound like. He never shies away from accepting the flaws in his side and is always prepared to give the correct answer to the media.
Ahead of Chelsea’s game against Newcastle, we take a look at best quotes from Hiddink’s press conference earlier today.
Hiddink on his unbeaten run: “We have addressed the insecurities in the team with our unbeaten run but now we must start winning games. unbeaten sounds good, everybody wishes we had had more wins.”
Hiddink on fans getting entertained: “The public is so important. We must do everything to facilitate them being in the stands. We mustn’t forget football is mainly about the players and ‘the man in the street’ who likes to watch the game.”
Hiddink on Pato’s absence: “Pato won’t be available this weekend but he is doing well with extra programmes. The aim is for him to be back next weekend.”
Hiddink on Costa’s injury: “Diego Costa broke his nose in training yesterday, he will back later today to do some light training and then join his team-mates in the hotel tonight.”
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