Chelsea caretaker boss Guus Hiddink has admitted that Captain John Terry’s 98th-minute equaliser against Everton should not have stood as he scored from an offside position.
The game ended in a dramatic 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge and the Dutchman has revealed that he spoke to referee Mike Jones and told him to add more minutes to the seven allocated for injury time.
“There was seven minutes extra time – I said, ‘ref, okay, they are celebrating at least one minute in the corner’,” Hiddink told Match of the Day.
“I will not deny it – it was offside because Oscar touched the ball, even though John was technically perfect [with his finish]. I took some risks [at 2-0 down] and it paid off in a spectacular way. The team is very resilient.”
Chelsea return to premier league action next week with a huge game against London rivals Arsenal.