Hiddink: “I will not deny it – it was offside”

Hiddink: “I will not deny it – it was offside”

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Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has said that he may have influenced the referee to add more time onto the game in their 3-3 draw with Everton. 

John Terry snatched a last-gasp equaliser deep into stoppage time, with the Toffees furious that the game should have been finished.

And speaking to Match of the Day, Hiddink said afterwards that he may have influenced referee Mike Jones that there should be more time added on.

Hiddink told Match of the Day: “There was seven minutes extra time… I said, ‘Ref, okay, they are celebrating at least one minute in the corner.'”

The Chelsea boss also said that he knew that the equalising goal was offside:

He added: “I will not deny it – it was offside because Oscar touched the ball, even though John was technically perfect [with his finish].”

I took some risks [at 2-0 down] and it paid off in a spectacular way. The team is very resilient.”