Guus Hiddink, the new man in charge at Stamford Bridge, reckons if Radamel Falcao has to get into the Chelsea line up, he needs to get himself match fit.
According to Hiddink, fitness and match fitness are two different things and while, Falcao might have got fit, he is still some distance away from match fitness.
In the words of Hiddink, “Radamel has been training, but, I don’t think he is match fit at this point of time. He has more work to do.”
Falcao, who has been out of the scenes for some time because of the muscle injury he sustained, had expressed a bit of dissatisfaction recently regarding the playing time he’d got at Chelsea since making his way in.
In an interview given to a Colombian journalist, the striker was quoted as saying, “I would have liked to have more chances to be honest with you, but, I’m thankful to the club for the fact that they showed faith in me at a tough time.”
“I hope there will be more chances for me going ahead and I perform well.”
Falcao, who belongs to the French outfit Monaco, had spent the previous season in England too, playing for Manchester United on loan.
The Red Devils were believed to be going to sign him on a permanent basis at the end of that loan period, but, he had an extremely poor season for them which ended the possibility of him staying any further.
Falcao, however, believes it was a good learning experience for him at Old Trafford.
Speaking about his Manchester United stint, the Colombia international said, “I was pretty inconsistent over there yes, but, I got to learn a lot and developed as a player, that’s for sure.”