Hiddink Playing Mind Games

27 April 2009 08:09
Guus Hiddink has already played Chelsea's clash with Barcelona through in his mind as the Blues prepare for the trip to the Nou Camp on Tuesday.[LNB]The Dutchman insists that is normal practice before every game his teams play as he goes over every potential pitfall in his head.[LNB]The Blues' temporary boss also admits playing right-back Jose Bosingwa on the opposite side to fill the hole left by Ashley Cole's suspension is his biggest headache.[LNB]Bosingwa will be pitted against Lionel Messi in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, a 'complex' task according to Hiddink.[LNB]Hiddink told The Sun: "You have to think ahead and I have played Barcelona twice in my head.[LNB]"In my head, I have never lost a game in preparation. But you have to focus a lot on the difficulty and the complexity of the job Bosingwa has to do.[LNB] "In my opinion, Bosingwa is playing one of the most attractive players in the world." [LNB]The Russian says playing against Barcelona is a lot different to playing the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League.[LNB]"Although they like to attack, we like to attack as well, but when you play Manchester United or Liverpool, it is a less controlled game and can go either way. Like pinball," he added.[LNB]"When you play Liverpool or United or they play us, the pace of the game can go up any second. Boom. [LNB]"But Barca are very smart. They can turn the pace of the game up or down. You think you are in control and then all of a sudden they strike. [LNB]"They are skilful and have very good possession and can frustrate a team by having possession. [LNB]"We must not get frustrated. If they score then we must have the confidence that we can score at any moment."[LNB]

Source: Eurosport