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Hiddink retains title ambitions

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Man United's title to lose - Hiddink

Guus Hiddink has warned Manchester United that his Chelsea side can still win the Premier League title after their 2-1 home victory over Wigan.

The win lifts the Blues into second, seven points behind leaders Manchester United, who have played a game less.

"I'm realistic and we have to win our games," said Chelsea's manager.

"United are in a good seat but as long as we have a possibility and it is not decided, we will fight and that is what the team showed again against Wigan."

Wigan caused us lots of problems

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink
The Dutchman, who is also coach of the Russian national side, has guided Chelsea to three consecutive wins since agreeing to manage the club until the end of the season.

"As long as the team is keeping up this fighting spirit, we keep on going for the things that can be reached," added Hiddink, whose side secured their win with a late Frank Lampard goal.

"The team reacted well after we conceded.

"It is always difficult to get into the next game after playing at European level in midweek.

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"But Wigan deserve a lot of respect for the way they played. they are hard-working and disciplined and play decent football. They caused us lots of problems.

"They scored the equaliser but the reaction of our team was good in getting the winner in the 90th minute.

"When you are dominating in the first period we like the game killed. But I am happy and satisfied with the win."



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