Guus Hiddink has praised the character of his Chelsea players as they fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Tottenham last night.
Spurs needed to end their 26-year wait for victory at Stamford Bridge to have any hope of overhauling Leicester City in the title race and were 2-0 ahead at half-time through goals from Harry Kane – his 25th in the league this season – and Son Heung-Min.
Gary Cahill pulled a goal back before substitute Eden Hazard belatedly rediscovered his blistering form of last season with the goal which denied Spurs and saw Leicester crowned champions.
Many have questioned the attitude of the Chelsea players following a season of struggle, but Hiddink says he has never had a problem with them.
“In my spell, I cannot complain about the attitude of the team,” he said.
Hazard’s most recent Stamford Bridge goals have secured the last two Premier League titles.
His goal on May 3, 2015 against Crystal Palace earned Chelsea the title and, one day short of that anniversary, his strike saw Leicester crowned winners.
Hiddink said: “Eden has had a difficult season. It’s good to see him come back. He did very well. You saw there what he is capable of.”