IN the fall-out of John Terry’s last-gasp equaliser against Everton on Saturday, one thing almost slipped under the radar — the honesty of Guus Hiddink.
Terry was clearly offside when Oscar nodded one on in the box and Everton’s Roberto Martinez was rightly furious.
Obviously Hiddink was asked about it after the game, but the Chelsea boss did not play the “I didn’t see it” card so many managers tend to in that situation.
He was as honest as the day, admitting his side had got a lucky break, and never even considered shirking the issue.
In fact, he even joked about how he could claim he was unsighted but would have been lying.
There was never any thought of taking the easy option. How refreshing to see a manager so happy to hold his hands up and tell it straight. Certain others, please take note!
WHEN Ronald Koeman has praised your free-kick, you know you have done something special.
After all, there were few better than the Southampton boss during his playing days when it came to set-pieces.
So no wonder James Ward-Prowse had a grin a mile wide after his long-range missile had Koeman raving on Saturday.
Ward-Prowse is still only 21 but is already in his fifth season in Southampton’s first team and a man England boss Roy Hodgson has described as a “big prospect”.