Hiddink: “A relief to get the first goal for Pato, all happy...

Hiddink: “A relief to get the first goal for Pato, all happy for him”

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Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink spoke about today’s rampant victory against Aston Villa: “At the end there was a strange atmosphere, which is understandable given Aston Villa’s situation, but we started the game very well and killed the game off in the first half with good football.”

The Dutchman added: “We defended very well, pressed high and got the goals. The game was over after the second goal. It’s good to see Loftus-Cheek, Clarke-Salter and Miazga coming in. We cannot win anything, which makes it easier. It’s good to see how they deal with the pressure. I always like to bring in youngsters and now we have the rest of the season to do it more frequently.”

He spoke about Pato‘s great performance: “It was good to see him come in, of course the expectation was for him to come in earlier but we had to give him a pre-season. It wasn’t the toughest Premier League game but we are happy to see him play and we will see how he copes. The players see him suffering by training with the first team and then doing extra work so they are happy, they recognise his situation and it was a relief for him to get his first goal.”

About Falcao: “Radamel is coming back from injury, he’s been with us for 14 days and he’s doing well. Now we have a lot of competition for one position. I like to bring players in when they are knocking on the door. I don’t give guarantees but I tell the players to make it difficult for me. I like to be honest with the players.”

Then, Hiddink explained why John Terry and Gary Cahill missed the game:John had a little problem in his Achilles tendon. Gary came from the England v Holland game and had an injury. The situation was surprising for me, he also had a tendon problem. He didn’t play but he came back with an injury, we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”

Then he ended: “It would be nice to be unbeaten until the end of the season. When I bring young kids in there is a bigger risk of failure, but I prefer that.”