Premier League: Chelsea can still get into the European spots, says Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has said that the Blues can still finish sixth or seventh and grab a European spot for next season. Chelsea is currently placed tenth in the Premier League and face Leeds United on March 4.
Hasselbaink says Potter needs to get positive results (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has said that the Blues can still finish sixth or seventh and grab a European spot for next season. Chelsea is currently placed tenth in the Premier League and face Leeds United on March 4.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hasselbaink said the only way Potter can buy some time for himself is by getting some positive results.
“When you are at a big club, and that is Chelsea, when you lose two games in a row, that is the majority of the time already a crisis. It’s the nature of the game. The only way he’s going to be able to control it is by winning his next game against Leeds,” said Hasselbaink.
The 50-year-old said the new owners want to give Potter as much time as possible but they will also be expecting results in return.
“These owners have come in and they want to go in a different direction and do this project. Potter is their man, so they are going to give him as much time as possible. But they will also expect something back. He is under pressure. That is what happens at big clubs,” Hasselbaink added.
Hasselbaink said Chelsea could still finish sixth or seventh in the league and grab a European spot for next season, insisting that they need to be committed on the pitch for the whole 95 minutes and nit just 20 minutes.
“When something goes wrong, you can see that certain individuals feel a little bit sorry for themselves. That’s the feeling that I get. That is where they need to step out of it, as quickly as possible, because they can still get sixth or seventh and get into Europe. They need to realize that the commitment needs to be for 95 minutes, not just for 20 minutes,” said Hasselbaink.