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Hiddink promises to attack

08 Apr 2009 - 08:10:28

Guus Hiddink wants Chelsea to take the initiative in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Liverpool.

Hiddink wants his players to attack at Anfield in the hope of securing a potentially vital away goal.

"We will not sit back and wait until we are overcome," said the Dutch coach.

"That is not the way to play football. That's not my philosophy or the team's concept.

"We will not just wait. Wherever we can, we will try and take the initiative.

"Of teams who score away from home, 70 per cent go through to the next round. If you can score in the away game, that's always a big blow for the home team.

"If you concede at home, it's always very difficult to recover from that."

Meanwhile, John Terry has admitted he is desperate to put the disappointment of last season's final behind him.

The Blues skipper missed the decisive penalty in last season's shoot-out defeat to Manchester United in Moscow.

"I am very determined to go the extra step this year and win the trophy," said Terry.

"That burning (disappointment) I suffered last year will live with me forever.

"The one way I can make that pain ease a little bit is to win this trophy. I can do that with the manager we have in charge this season.

"I do have bad memories of the last final, but it is not just about me. It's a team game, everybody has felt the pain I have felt.

"My personal memories will never go away, but it's about the team and our collective response.

"We, as a squad, can go on and do great things in the competition."


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