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07 Apr 2009 19:51:56

Hiddink vows to attack Reds

Guus Hiddink insists Chelsea will not "sit back and wait" for Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. The Dutchman, who won the European Cup in 1988 with PSV Eindhoven, insists the Blues will be looking to take as much as they can from the first leg trip to Merseyside. Forging a reputation on attacking football, Hiddink has urged his team to press forward against a Liverpool side who have conceded just one goal in their last five games. The Blues boss says it is all or nothing for Chelsea as they look to avenge a double defeat in the Premier League with victory in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie. Determined "We will not sit back and wait until we are overcome," said Hiddink. "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." Team effort Hiddink admitted that, although his mentality is to win the game, the outcome rests much more on the determination of the players. "The managers can do so much, but the players have to deliver," he added. "We prepare; we have prepared for these beautiful end-of-season games, the finals, watched by the whole world. That is what we all want to be involved in. "Managers will work and plan; we sometimes think we are so important - but in the end, the team has to do it."


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