Hiddink: “We see if Diego Costa will be fit for PSG. Hazard…”

Hiddink: “We see if Diego Costa will be fit for PSG. Hazard…”

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Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink spoke in the press conference ahead of PSG game in the Champions League:

GOLDEN RULES FOR KNOCK-OUT GAMES“If I got golden rules for these games? Those are big words: it’s always good to have an away goal in a European game, big teams, big names in European football, it’s difficult to say what the rules are, but it will be a good clash.

EXPERIENCE“Chelsea won important European trophies and PSG is going in the same kind of project, they are a very good team, they are starting to build up a team, not just individual stars players, so they are on their way, and hopefully we can stop them in their project.

“They have international players, they are experienced players, not just a block of young kids coming up.

DIEGO COSTA – “He had a little problem in the weekend, but today he was in training so we’ll see if he will be fit for tomorrow’s game.

“He scored recently in the PL very frequently, before he had some problems at scoring, and also the team, let’s see if he can make it at the European level as well.

When I see him playing i all the games he played us, under me I think he behaved very well, I love the way he plays, he likes to fight but in the way of the game. I loved how he played in my time at Chelsea.”

PEDRO – “Pedro had a setback recently but he did well and he worked well with the physios, he made a good impression today, so he will be selected for tomorrow.

PENALTIES’ PRACTICE – “We always practice penalties, almost every training, not just before this game.

MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE SEASON“The team responded after my arrival and we climbed up the table in the Premier League, we did in relatively short time, our targets must be the FA CUP and the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, of course.

EDEN HAZARD“In Paris he was coming back from his injury time, so we couldn’t expect him to be top fit in that moment, of course now he had some playing time in the league and he improved, so I hope tomorrow he will show what he is capable of, we think he can deliver now that he is on good fitness.