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13/02/2009 09:27

Papers: Guus fires warning

Hiddink: Chelsea can win the title
Guus Hiddink began work at Chelsea on Thursday and immediately told the players that they could still win the Premier League this season and also reach a second successive Champions League final. The Dutchman travelled from Turkey where he had been overseeing a training camp with Russia and met players, coaching staff and the club's hierarchy, including owner Roman Abramovich and chief executive Peter Kenyon. "I want to see these results as soon as possible," Hiddink told Chelsea TV. "I don't like to give anyone much time, not me and not the players, to get out a little bit more than sometimes they think they can bring. They are in several races, the FA Cup is there, the Champions League and also the league. There is a 10-point difference but if you look in the past of this league and other leagues as well, some things can happen during the final stages. All the three roads are very important."
Jeremy Wilson, Daily Telegraph

Meanwhile, Liverpool's Fabio Aurelio says Rafael Benitez's men will be ready to pounce as soon as United wobble. “They won’t get positive results right until the end of the season, plus we’ve got to go to Old Trafford," the defender told The Sun. “So if we keep getting our points, we’ll have a chance to beat them.

All the papers pay tribute to Ryan Giggs following Thursday's announcement that he has signed a one-year contract extension.

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