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Hiddink exploited Reds weaknesses by lfctalk
April 9, 2009, 09:10
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Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has said he is surprised by his side’s 3-1 victory, but insists that their plan was to exploit Liverpool’s zonal marking system.

Fernando Torres had put The Reds 1-0 up after just six minutes, but that was as good as it was going to get for them as Branislav Ivanovic scored with two headers – which highlighted Liverpool’s weakness at defending corners.

“I admit it was an unexpected result, but we are very happy with the win and it was well deserved.” Hiddink said.

“We pinpointed areas in our opponents’ side where we could hurt them. The team could smell that and they took advantage. We talked about that situation again at the break and made sure we continued in the same way.”

“We started very sloppily, the jobs we were doing in defence were not as good as they could have been. We let them score far too easily, but I can only compliment my team for their recovery from that set-back. Straight afterwards we could have equalised on two occasions.”

“But we reacted well, we scored with a very good set-piece and from then on the confidence flooded through our team. If you feel the opponent can be hurt in some part of their team, it would be stupid not to go for it.”


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Good Chelsea! An Arsenal- Chelsea final won’t be bad. I’m sure Arsenal are desperate to save their season, no doubt. But we’ll be back at Stamford Bridge. Beating United has given us immense belief that we can beat anyone with such deficit.. Liverpool are maturing..

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Don’t worry my friend.. Take it slow and easy.. There’s still Stamford Bridge to come..

We’ve let you attack at Anfield. Now we want to attack at Stamford Bridge! We want six past you!

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