Pre Match Video
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink spoke about John Terry and the English Premier League match at Watford.
Script: SOUNDBITE: (English) Guus Hiddink, interim Chelsea manager: (Q: How do you feel about John Terry’s public declaration that he won’t be offered a new contract at the club?)
“Yeah, well he is, of course…first of all I – it’s the formal language – I respect (him), but I don’t want to say respect. I like him very much, the way he is playing and committed to the team, and he will (continue to) be, I can assure you that, because I had also some conversations with him in the past days about all kinds of things in football. And yeah, it was said by John, and he is entitled after his contract is ending, expiring at the end of the season, to make up his mind, that’s true. On the other hand, there is – and I don’t want to overvalue the attention we are giving – there is also the club size, I think they still want to have the dialogue, etc, to have an open door still. So, it was a bit surprising, but he’s completely entitled to do so when his contract is expiring.”
(Q: Watford gave you a difficult game when they recently came to Stamford Bridge, didn’t they?)
“Yeah, they did. They have a very dangerous team and they can score at any moment. They have strikers who are very dangerous, they have a very well organised team around them. And I know – he was my player – Quique Sanchez Flores – I know how he can construct a team and make it very solid and difficult to built.”