Guus Hiddink has declared himself ‘satisfied’ with his performance as Chelsea interim boss despite picking up just one home win.
Hiddink, in charge of the Blues for the second time, will be preparing his Chelsea side to put a spanner in the works of Tottenham’s title hopes on Monday as he takes charge of his penultimate home game.
Hiddink restored stability following a turbulent start under Jose Mourinho, but when asked to mark his spell out of 10, he declined.
“I’m not easily happy about myself,” he said. “I came here in difficult circumstances. It’s easy for me to say, ‘Ah it’s the past…’ (but) I’m not a person to blame.
“I had to restore the confidence and more in this team and club.
“It’s difficult to give a figure (out of 10). I’m happy the team reacted when we were in a desperate situation, when people in this house started sweating, because there are experiences in the past where big clubs can go down as well.
“From there on I’m satisfied with the reaction of the team.
“(But) I would’ve loved to have gone into the next round of Champions League and the FA Cup final – if that had happened I would give myself a 10 plus.”