Hiddink: Pav would be better off at Chelsea

Hiddink has slammed Spurs boss Harry Redknapp over his treatment of the Russian striker.

He said: “It’s a pity he’s left in reserve. I’d never do that. A talented player like Roman must play, play and play again. He would prove to be useful to Chelsea.”

He continued: “Roman could seriously strengthen Chelsea’s attack, to add both power and pace.

“I used to call him a sleeping giant.

“Since he began playing for Tottenham, he began to think more quickly on the field and he is now playing better.

“It’s a pity the club keep him in reserve — I would never do that.

“A talented player like Roman must play, play and play again.

“I think Pavlyuchenko would prove useful to Chelsea.”