Hiddink left to rue shock Spurs defeat as Chelsea's title hopes fade
05 April 2009 01:36
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink admitted his side's canter to victory over Alan Shearer's Newcastle at St James' Park made his side's shock defeat to Tottenham two weeks ago hurt more than ever.
Goals from Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda helped Hiddink's men cling to thecoat-tails of Manchester United - but the Dutchman knows his side could have been in a much stronger position in the Barclays Premier League title race.
Hiddink said: 'We said before that we are still in the title race but now we regret even more that we lost points against Spurs. We have to keep fighting and keep the pressure on the teams above us.
'The pressure is also on us not to spoil more points, as we did against Spurs. We have to keep winning and with two home games now coming up we have to keep the pressure on and let's see what happens.
'We have a lot of very big games coming up and it's nice. It's April and May and it's the finish of the season and it's going to be very challenging for everyone.'