Guus Hiddink thinks it will be 'very tight' as John Terry battles to be fit to face PSG



Posted Monday, February 29, 2016 by skysports.com

Guus Hiddink thinks it will be 'very tight' as John Terry battles to be fit to face PSG
Guus Hiddink and Chelsea are anxiously awaiting the return of John Terry

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says he may organise a practice match in attempt to help captain John Terry get fit in time for the Champions League visit of Paris St Germain.

The 35-year-old defender has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury and Chelsea eagerly await his return, having lost Kurt Zouma for the season due to a serious knee injury.

The second leg of the PSG clash will be on 9 March and the last-16 tie is finely poised, with Chelsea 2-1 down from the first leg.

Hiddink says he may try to speed up Terry's return to match fitness but accepts that the player is facing a race against time.

Guus Hiddink thinks it will be 'very tight' as John Terry battles to be fit to face PSG
Terry had to be substituted during the first half of the match against Newcastle earlier this month

"If he needs a game we might organise a game, an intense game," said Hiddink.

"Maybe he needs 11 vs 11 at Cobham (Chelsea's training ground) or maybe six versus six or seven versus seven but with intensity.

"It's very tight, it's very tight (the timescale for Terry to get fit)."

Hiddink, who has revitalised Chelsea since taking charge on an interim basis in December, says he is determined to be cautious with Terry.

Guus Hiddink thinks it will be 'very tight' as John Terry battles to be fit to face PSG
Chelsea are 2-1 down after losing the first leg in Paris

And he does not think the experienced defender will try to rush back in order to prove he is worthy of a new contract.

"If the medical staff says (Terry can play against Norwich on Tuesday) and John says so, then I'll be careful," Hiddink explained. "Because I have the experience in the past with these kind of injuries.

"Someone thinks 'I'm fine, I feel okay', but the demands of the game are a little bit different than training. I prefer to wait, although everyone is knocking on the door, I prefer to wait, especially in relation to the games coming up.

"I don't think (Terry will come back too soon because of his contract situation). We talked. I said 'Hey, let's take our time', not to rush things and nothing to do with the contractual situation.

"I have the experience to wait, maybe even a game longer than everyone thinks."

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