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Uefa are happy

Guus Hiddink has said that he thinks that Uefa are pleased that this year's Champions League final was not being contested by two English teams for the second year in a row.

'I think Uefa, they will not say it, were very happy there was not an all-English final for the second consecutive time,' said Hiddink during an interview on Chelsea TV. 'First of all we should have scored more goals in the home game but besides that I feel the anger and the injustice.

'This was not an inexperienced referee. He had some problems in the past but he was not inexperienced. I do not know what happened that night. I think he had a total blackout that evening. It was not his first big game but it was amazing how he did not react.'

Hiddink also reiterated his desire to return to his job with the Russian national team once this season is over.

'I have my commitments, besides the contracts, to renewing the Russia squad,' he said. 'At the end of the World Cup qualification period it would not be fair from my side to say that I am going.

'There is a commitment you give to people and I did that to the Russian players. There is a new generation of Russian players and it would not be fair from my side to say goodbye because I'd like to do another job. I have my commitments to them as well and I want to fulfil them.'

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