Hiddink has say on Hazard booing and shirt-swapping at half-time

Date published: Thursday 10th March 2016 7:37

Eden Hazard: Swapped shirts with Di Maria

Eden Hazard: Swapped shirts with Di Maria

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says shirt swapping at half-time “should not be done” after Eden Hazard and Angel Di Maria exchanged jerseys on Wednesday night.

Eden Hazard was again disappointing and he was booed by a handful of home supporters as he was replaced 13 minutes from time, nursing a hip injury which makes him a doubt for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Everton.

On the booing of Hazard, Hiddink said: “Yes, they had the right to do what they think. You can express always your feelings.”

Hazard had at half-time swapped shirts with Angel di Maria, something Hiddink said he did not approve of, although he refused to condemn the Belgian.

“I’m aware. It should not be done,” the Dutchman said.

“But in some countries it’s usual that you do it (at half-time) and not after the game. Maybe they’re both used to doing that.

“Don’t overvalue this issue.”

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