Hiddink wants Chelsea to emulate squad of 2009
Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink has said he will try and convince his football players to follow the leadership qualities of the side he took charge of during his first stint as interim manager in 2009.
“It’s a bit different from all those years ago, I’m not going to say worse or better but different. It was a bit easier last time because we weren’t down the table and there were players with big international experience. Different types,” Hiddink was quoted as saying by The Guardian on Saturday.
“Look at the spine of the team back then – (Didier) Drogba, (Michael) Ballack, (Michael) Essien,
(Frank) Lampard, (John Obi) Mikel, Alex, (John)Terry. The centre was strong. A different team with different personalities.” Hiddink also said that the club’s best player last season Eden Hazard has recovered from a hip injury and believes the hunger in him to succeed has come back.