Hiddink backs Chelsea title bid

21 April 2009 03:41
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has not given up on catching league leaders Manchester United and becoming Premier League champions. Hiddink's side are currently four points behind leaders United having played a game more than the champions and face Everton on Wednesday. "The league is very serious for us. As long as it's possible for us, then we go on," said Hiddink. "The pressure is more on Liverpool than us, but mathematically it's possible." Hiddink's side reached the FA Cup final on Saturday after beating Arsenal 2-1 at Wembley and also face Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League having defeated Liverpool over two legs. And Hiddink insisted that the players are keen to keep their momentum going as the season reaches its conclusion. "We have the attitude in the club, even in training sessions, that we want to win," said Hiddink. "So, what I try to say, is that Wednesday's game we want to win as well. "What's coming up at the end of May, at that time we will see. We still take these games seriously, even though we have the Champions League and the FA Cup coming up. "In February we had to make sure we qualified for next year's Champions League, but you cannot just be satisfied with that being such a big club. "Everybody has done what is expected of him, so you push your targets higher. "We are doing that. If you'd told us in February that we'd be playing in the FA Cup final on 30 May, people would have raised eyebrows." Everton meanwhile may make wholesale changes to the side that beat Manchester United on penalties in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Sunday. Moyes' side will meet Chelsea in that final and the Everton boss is eager not to lose any further players to injury especially with Aiyegbeni Yakubu, Mikel Arteta and Victor Anichebe missing long-term. "People know it's not normally my way to rest players," said Moyes "But I'm tempted in this case because of the 120 minutes we have just played at Wembley. "It's a consideration for me. I've got a few ideas but I'm not totally decided." Moyes is still keen for his Everton side to finish as high up the table as possible with fifth-placed Aston Villa just two points ahead of the Toffees. Everton also have a game in hand on Villa. "It would be great to finish in a really good league position, that is what we are trying to do," said Moyes.

Source: BBC_Sport