Hiddink Admits Emptiness At Chelsea With No Trophy To Fight For

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Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink admits the club feels empty without a trophy to fight for.

An abysmal start to the season see Chelsea playing the final six matches of the season for pride.

But Hiddink has warned his side can ill-afford to take it easy, with Manchester City visiting Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday.

“After the defeats suffered in the FA Cup and Champions League, then there’s a little bit of emptiness,” he told reporters. “You are empty – there is no silverware to go for.

“We knew it would be a difficult season, and we managed to get away from the relegation zone, but at the end you hope to get silverware as the next step.

“You feel, hey, nothing is left at stake. But you have to regather. You have seen a bit of reaction going into injuries, but you can let that happen one or two days then we get you back on the team.

“That’s what is going on now – the team is back, they must show what they are capable of. You can mourn a few days, you can be sad, whatever.

“Now, for the rest of the season it is important to show what they can do – for themselves, as an obligation for the club, and also beneficial for Chelsea.

“And there is a side obligation of playing in the summer at the Euros.”
Hiddink also says he will be happy to advise new coach Antonio Conte should the Italian need it.

“To get the force back in the club is the aim,” he added.

“It’s the end of the season, analysis will be made, and recharge with fresh energy.

“At the end, If I am asked, I am available for this club, no matter who knocks on the door.

“One can make analysis, but It is not for me to do it in front of the press.”



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