Gus Hiddink spoke yesterday on the departure of one player and reassured fans about one he believes is staying at the club.
Ramires moved to Jiangsu sunning in china on Wednesday which brought the curtain down to his time in London. Having played 251 games and scoring 34 times for the blues, the brazillian joined the chinese side in a deal believed to be worth about £25m. Though Hiddink was was only briefly the brazilian’s manager, he is fully aware of the midfielder’s contribution over the past five and-a-half years.
‘We must pay Ramires tribute because he had good perfomances for this club with important contributions to his side,’ acknowledge Hiddink.
Another player who is rumoured to be heading to the exit door is Gary Cahill, with John Terry and Kurt Zouma the most selected central defence partnership under Hiddink. The media reports that the player is concerned about his current situation at the club and his chance of participating in this summer’s European championship for England in France. when asked about on the speculation surrounding the England international, Hiddink replied..
‘There are no concerns over his chance of being in the Euros because he is of big value and he will prove that in the upcoming games.
‘If a player is not playing frequently then they must get a bit frustrated and I talked with Gary few days ago about this situation, which I like always to do with the key players. He is and will be of big importance with the multitude of games we are approaching.
‘Gary was very open and very clear that he loves to stay at this club. There was no possible space left by him to say he is not happy here. Of course not playing give’s a bit of frustration which is normal but i like very much his attitude in training. He never gives up and that will always be rewarded . There was no hint from him wanting to leave the Club.’