BBC Sport
Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 15:16 GMT 16:16 UK
Hasselbaink resigned to Boro exit
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Hasselbaink has scored 15 goals this season for Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is resigning himself to the fact that will leave the Riverside at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old's contract runs out this summer and the Dutch international has not been approached about a possible new deal.

Hasselbaink said: "There has been no indication they want me to stay.

"In the summer hopefully something will come up. Don't get me wrong, if it's Boro then I will be very delighted."

The former Chelsea striker, who has scored 11 goals in all competitions since the turn of the year, added: "In football things change overnight, but you have to be realistic - if they wanted me to stay then they would have spoken to me already.

"Maybe they want a younger player, it's possible. It's up to them. But there are no hard feelings. I've had a magnificent time with Boro.

"It's a great club, one that is going somewhere because it has been structured by people who have a good eye for business.

"Whether Jimmy Hasselbaink is here next season, that has to be seen. I've an open mind. It's up to Middlesbrough what they want to do."

With Middlesbrough still in the quarter-finals of the FA and Uefa Cups, Hasselbaink is keen to end his Boro career with a piece of silverware.

"That would be a massive boost, if it's possible," said Hasselbaink.

"If we win a trophy it will be magnificent. If we don't then it will mean nothing to me."

News conference: Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Interview with Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport