Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Andres Iniesta's stoppage-time equaliser earned Barcelona a scarcely-deserved 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening and sent the Catalans into a final meeting with Manchester United on the away goals rule.
Hiddink admitted his side, who had performed with superb discipline in the goalless first leg and gone ahead in the tie through a stunning Michael Essien strike, had contributed to their own downfall by failing to take the chances they had to kill the match.
But that did not stop him from branding the performance of Norwegian official Tom Henning Ovrebo - who turned down a string of strong penalty appeals by Chelsea - as the worst he had seen in his long coaching career.
"Of course, players make many mistakes, coaches make many mistakes and referees can make mistakes. Okay, so it happens. It's all in the game. But when you see two, three or four situations waved away, then, yes, it is the worst I have seen."
The Dutchman acknowledged Chelsea should have capitalised on the extent to which they dominated Wednesday's match, with Iniesta's late, late strike the first shot the visitors had got on target all night.
"It is quite a disappointment that we did not finish it," Hiddink said. "We can be critical of that. But it was the overall feeling of being robbed, of an injustice. That it why it was so hot and angry in the dressing room. I could fully understand the feeling of the players."
Chelsea might have had as many as four penalties and some of the players were quick to link the referee's performance to a belief that UEFA did not want another all-English final in the wake of last year's dull stalemate between the Londoners and Manchester United.
Hiddink however distanced himself from such theories. "Conspiracy is a very tough word and, if there is, you have to prove it," he said.
"Obviously there is a lot written and said prior to this game. I can only mention what I see. I cannot say whether UEFA wouldn't like another English final."
Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola acknowledged Chelsea may have had grounds for complaint but claimed the Londoners also contributed to their own downfall by attempting to sit on their lead.
"I can understand that Chelsea can be disappointed about the performance of the referee," Guardiola said. "I did not see the penalties they say there were but it is possible that there were.
"You have to give us credit though. We tried to win the game, we tried to take the ball and create chances. We did not create so much but I expected Chelsea to create a little bit more pressure."
Barcelona looked dead and buried when Eric Abidal was sent off (another mistake by the referee) with almost 25 minutes left, but Guardiola never lost faith.
"We kept going and we were persistent to the end," he said. "Don't forget we played 25 minutes ten against 11 and Chelsea stayed back. It was difficult enough 11 against 11 so we are so happy to have scored."
Despite Guardiola's positive spin, Barca did little in either leg of the semi-final to suggest they are capable of preventing Manchester United from becoming the first side to retain the European Cup since the introduction of the Champions League format.
Chelsea thoroughly deserved the lead they established with a goal that breathtakingly demonstrated that the Catalans do not enjoy a monopoly on technical excellence.
Frank Lampard's attempted chip was deflected by Yaya Toure into Essien's path and, from just beyond the arc on the edge of the penalty area, the Ghanaian midfielder unleashed a left-foot volley that rattled into the net off the underside of the bar.
Barcelona, in contrast, failed to muster a shot on target until Iniesta's late strike and Chelsea might have won at a canter with a different official.
Daniel Alves was fortunate not to concede a first-half penalty in a wrestling match with Florent Malouda that started outside but continued into the area.
Abidal's tug on Didier Drogba's shirt might have earned a spot-kick soon afterwards and handballs by Gerard Pique and Samuel Eto'o also went unpunished after the break.
But it was also true that Drogba twice failed to find the net when he had only Victor Valdes to beat and Hiddink acknowledged that Chelsea had to look at themselves with the same scrutiny they applied to the referee.
"Outside of the penalties we had two or three chances in open play which we should have taken," Hiddink said. "Then we would not have had all this fuss about the penalties."
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Setiap hari cek bangun inginkan haritu itu sedang berlaku, aiyaa. bila? bila? Najib yang sedang menunggu peralihan kuasanya pun sudah lebam kerana asyik menunggu perkara itu berlaku. Aww Aww. Kempunan makanan setiap hari, mulut manis asyik kena tambah gula sebab lain orang lain cara oi untuk dapatkan. Ini perlukan masa panjang, ini bukan mainan. Ini simpan sampai mati. Dam Dum Deng kedengaran suatu hari nanti di sebuah sudut di kamarku. Pelan yang panjang dan tangan yang menghulur menunggu sesuatu yang berat dan membuatkan hati gembira. When? Bila? "Matta?"
15 April 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Gua petang tadi gerak padang, kawan gua yg kerja rider mcdol bawa lah risalah ni dekat gua, gua baca-baca pasal mcd kata yg dia tak menyalurkan air liur pun dekat rejim Zionis, gua nasihat-nasihat dia pasal kerja dekat tempat lain sebab mcd patut diboikot. Sekarang gua tak tahu kepastian sama ada benar ke tak? mungkin 2-3 hari ni ada orang akan comment pasal benda ni, ini bukan kerja gua, ini kerja orang atasan untuk siasat balik pasal benda ni, KFC pun orang kata orang melayu yang punya.
Suratan atau kebetulan?
Friday, 30 January 2009
More correct Interpretation of what Erdogan said:
One minute! One minute!
Mr.Peres, you're older than me. Your voice is coming too loud. I know that the reason of your voice's coming this loud is a guiltiness psychology. My voice won't come this loud, know that so.....When it comes to kill, you know how to kill very well. I know how you shot, how you killed the children on plages, very well. Two people who had been prime minister in your country made important statements to me. You have prime ministers who said that "When i get in to Palestine on tanks, i feel myself a different kind of happy." And you're giving me numbers. I can give you names. You may be wonder... I also condemn who acclaims to this grimness......Because i suppose acclaiming the people who killed those children, those people, is another humanity crime. Look, we can not edge out a reality here. I keep a lot of notes here, but i don't have a chance to reply all here. But i only say two words from here.......
First, - Please don't interrupt me!
First, The Torah says in the sixth topic that "You are not going to kill!". There is killing here. Second, -this is also interesting too- Gilad Atzmon: Israel barbarism is on the further side of fiendishness -a Jewish
ihsan dari Youtube.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Alhamdullilah diatas kemenangan Pas di Kuala Terengganu, ini menunjukkan rakyat dah mula tak tertipu dengan propaganda kerajaan pusat. Majoriti 2,600. Kalau media memberi kepada Pas untuk berkempen equal 50-50 confirm majoriti akan lebih besar. Tahniah! Abdul Wahid Endut. Barisan Nasional cukuplah menipu rakyat, propaganda anda. Lepas ni confirm tak sebut lagi pasal, DAP tak terima Hudud Qisas lagi dah dekat Media Massa. Macam Anwar dulu, pasal kes liwat, lepas Anwar menang je di Permatang Pauh. Tak ada lagi berita tentang isu tu, apa bikin? Rakyat dah mula bijak memikir, Bak kata Anwar "Tanda rakyat dahagakan perubahan"