Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink was speaking ahead of the game against West Ham, and his key notes were delivered on Diego Costa, who is still huting after being suspended for his red card act vs. Everton.
Hiddink confirmed, he has not spoken anything out of the ordinary with Costa, however, the striker has accepted his punishment. Hiddink said: “Of course, he was not happy and we will see if he gets the other game as well but, yeah, he was not happy with that.
“We will see if it is going to a third game, yes or no. What can I say? He desperately likes to play, of course, and he accepts he is suspended – but he’s not happy with that.”
Pato is another player, who has got Hiddink’s attention, but the Dutchman is not sure of Pato’s future at Stamford Bridge. Discussing Pato, Hiddink said: “When we signed Pato (in January) we had a very difficult situation, the only competitive striker we had was Costa. We had Remy in troubled water.
“Falcao also, we have to see after the international break if he is fully competitive. We have to wait to see how he reacts to the more intensive training he is undergoing. Everyone is getting fitter, that is the law of competition.”
One key point discussed by the Chelsea manager was how his team are fighting an impossible fight to finish in the top 4. Speaking on the matter, Hiddink said: ‘It’s difficult for Chelsea to get where we were dreaming of in December, trying to get fourth place – that’s impossible,’
Chelsea play West Ham tomorrow and it can be a key game in their season as they look to recover from two back-to-back defeat vs. PSG and Everton.