‘Happy’ Hiddink says Chelsea deserved a point

Date published: Monday 8th February 2016 9:30

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink thinks his side were worthy of a point against Manchester United but admits concern over Kurt Zouma’s injury.

Diego Costa’s last strike helped preserve the club’s unbeaten run under Hiddink’s charge and the interim boss was happy with the commitment his players showed.

“I am happy with the reaction of the team,” he told Sky Sports after the match. “Manchester United did a good job in the first half and in the beginning of the second, they are not an easy team to beat.

“But we deserved a point. We dropped too far back after the first 20 minutes when they dominated us but later on we closed a little more.

“They made a beautiful goal – without good marking from our side – but after I think the team reacted very well.”

Louis van Gaal bemoaned the six minutes of stoppage time, but Hiddink disagreed with his opposite number over the amount of time added on, saying: “No, besides in that instant, it lasted five or six minutes at least. We had all three changes, which takes 30 seconds each – it should have been eight minutes.

“I’m glad with the reaction of the team.”

On Zouma’s injury, Hiddink added: “I’m not a doctor but let’s wait till tomorrow.”

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