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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Spelling Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink
Gender Male
Ethnic Dutch
Job Dutch Footballer
Desc Prolific for Leeds and Middlesbrough, but his prime was probably spent with Chelsea, who made him their club record signing for £15m in 2000. He also formed one half of one of the best strike partnerships in the league’s history alongside Eidur Gudjohnsen. While known for pounding the ball with tremendous force, his intelligent movement and ability to perfectly deliver the ball for a team-mate made him a great striker

Affiliation

Org Dutch National Team
Club as Coach Northampton Town
  Queens Park Rangers
  Burton Albion
  Royal Antwerp
Club as Player Chelsea FC
  Leeds United
  Middlesbrough

2018 01 15 Tweet

Absolutely devastated by the news of the untimely death of Cyrille Regis. I had only been talking to Cyrille a few days ago so I’m in complete shock. Sometimes words are simply not enough to do someone justice. This is such an occasion

2018 01 29 Retrieve

[Cobblers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was excited to make the club’s eighth signing this transfer window] We are pleased to bring Boris in on loan. He has trained with us for a few days and so he already feels at home. Boris is a striker with pace and a lot of technical ability, he is highly rated by Everton and we are pleased to welcome him in to the squad.

We think we have had a very positive transfer window so far and January’s results have been very encouraging. We continue to talk to some targets to improve the squad further which we hope to get over the line before the deadline, so everyone is continuing to work hard

2018 08 04 Retrieve

[Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink talks about his former team-mate Frank Lampard ahead of his first full season in management] Mentally, he was one of the strongest players ever. Nothing really knocked him back. That will be a good asset for him as a manager. You have to have a thick skin

2019 05 22 Retrieve

[Another former Chelsea team-mate, Hasselbaink spoke of Lampard’s leadership qualities in comparison to those of John Terry] They’re both totally different. They both have leadership. Frank was a lot quieter, JT was more vocal, but you could see he (Lampard) was a leader. You would always think JT would become a manager more, but Frank was a leader in his own right. Not as vocal, but always doing the right thing, always leading forward and always taking people with him but in a more quieter and respectable way.

Don’t get me wrong, JT was respectable, but in a different way and in a different manner. They both have got that qualify of being a leader, and they both have won a lot in this game so they can give that experience to their players

2019 05 27 Retrieve

[Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Eden Hazard is not replaceable at Chelsea] Eden Hazard is not replaceable and you shouldn’t try to replace him. They need to do something different. If you try and replace him it’s not going to work. In the last few years, if you look at Liverpool for instance, with Luis Suarez they tried to replace him and couldn’t. Also the same with Philippe Coutinho, they went in a different direction. And, you know, Coutinho has been forgotten at Liverpool. In a way that’s what Chelsea have to do. They need to maybe go in a different direction with a different approach.

[The last time two London rivals locked horns, back in January, the Gunners were able to contain the threat of Hazard and secure a 2-0 Premier League win] What Arsenal did in that game is the intensity was so high from their top six players. They pressed them so well - and we all know Chelsea want to play from the back and control the game in that way. Arsenal did that really well by stopping them and punishing them. Chelsea need to understand if that happens again they have to play from the front. They have to attack Arsenal’s back line. We all know that their weak point is in defence so you have to exploit it

2019 06 06 Retrieve

[Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes Matthijs de Ligt is ready for a move to Barcelona] The Dutch have always been not afraid to put young players in. In that aspect, they have done a really good job and we can finally say that the national team has a really bright future ahead. De Jong, De Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Kenny Tete, Stefan De Vrij. The majority of the players are yet to reach their full potential. The best is yet to come and I think they will push England in the Nations League.

Frenkie de Jong is going to Barcelona. An exceptional talent who is good with the ball and he has a really bright future ahead. He has been fantastic for Ajax this season in the Champions League and domestically. De Ligt has already been doing it for a long time. He is the first real quality defender to be at Ajax since Jaap Stam. At Netherlands, he has Van Dijk alongside him, he looks like he will follow De Jong to Barcelona which would be a good move

2019 07 11 Retrieve

[Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was critical of his old club as they made a slow, sluggish start to life under new manager Frank Lampard] They lost the ball way too easy. Players were having too many touches, sometimes seven, eight touches and it slows the game down. It will be a lesson for Frank to see players and in a way it will make his mind up. Moving the ball fast is his idea of how he wants to play the game. The majority of successful teams do move the ball quickly. We saw today, especially in the second half, certain players were dwelling a little bit too much on the ball. They didn’t have a solution before they had the ball. It might be that it’s pre-season, it might be that they’re not fit yet and it will come. For some it might be a little too much

[Eden Hazard has already departed the club for Real Madrid this summer, with USA international Christian Pulisic having joined from Borussia Dortmund and Mateo Kovacic having made his loan deal from Real permanent] That is for Frank to figure out, who those players are and who he will go further with. That’s why those games are so important

2019 10 04 Retrieve

[Tammy Abraham has been urged by Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to set his sights on Harry Kane’s striking berth in the senior England side] As a young boy when you dream of being a footballer you want to play at the highest level and the highest level is England. Tammy Abraham has been called up. He is going to get the chance and he has to compare himself with the best [striker] and that is Kane at the moment. He has to try to get Kane’s position. It is not easy but that is going to be the next step. He has been invited for the England national squad. Now, can you make that place yours? The only way is to do well for Chelsea, keep on scoring and, when you go with England, show that you can do it on that level as well

[Asked for his assessment of Tammy Abraham in 2019-20] Very good, very sharp around the box - I like him. His movement is really good. I think when he plays in a dominant team he will score lots of goals because of his movement and he gets himself on the end of things. That is a good habit to have. He holds the ball up [well], gets the ball past [the defender] and gets his shots away. Those are really good attributes that a striker needs to have. He scores ugly goals. So for me he should be able to get 20-plus goals

It’s magnificent to see. For Chelsea, especially, their identity has not been like that in the past but if they can keep this group together and they have got Callum Hudson-Odoi as well, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Reece James. If they can keep those boys together I think in two or three years Chelsea can really dominate the Premier League, obviously with additions to the squad

2020 01 07 Retrieve

[Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has backed Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and hit back at those criticising the Blues star for alleging he was racially abused by Tottenham fans] It’s hard to say that somebody is lying about these kind of things. That’s very unfair.

Also you have to think: why would a player of Rudiger’s stature come out with these kind of lies? People don’t do that, players don’t do that. I find it hard to believe there is no evidence. It’s being demonised in two ways - being demonised on the pitch and then when you come off the pitch you’re being demonised again, because there is no evidence and you’re then labelled as liars. So it’s a no-win situation, it just goes on

2020 01 08 Retrieve

[Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea to try and sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window] Chelsea need to make new signings because you have to keep the rhythm going and just to get some kind of new blood coming through the door. It is always good when you make a signing. It gives everybody new energy, you know?

Obviously Tammy Abraham is doing really well but he is the only one really who is doing really well. Batshuayi is not making a difference. Giroud, I think, he does not really fit in with their plans. They need to get a striker in. Moussa Dembele would be a magnificent signing for Chelsea. I know Moussa quite well. I faced him when I was QPR manager, he played ever so well and killed my defence. He has developed himself extremely well. He went to Celtic and played at a big club where the atmosphere and the pressure is there of winning. You have to win every match. Having already tasted that and gone through that pressure, and if Chelsea buy him, he is familiar with that.

When you are at Chelsea, you have to be able to handle the pressure of winning things and he has shown at Celtic he can do that. More importantly, he is a killer. He is a goalscorer. He lives for goals. He scores goals in different ways, with his head, with his feet, left and right. He is quick, he is strong, he can still improve, he is still very young

[Hasselbaink went on to express his belief that Lampard is capable of turning Dembele into an even better player] Frank will improve him [Dembele] with Jody Morris, in his combination play, that can be better and improved. But what you can’t teach a player is being somewhere at the right time, and he has that a lot. Tammy has that as well, but at a big club, you have to have a couple of strikers who are really good. You need competition

2020 01 08 Retrieve

[Hasselbaink says Dembele would be a ‘magnificent signing’ for Chelsea] Chelsea need to make new signings because you have to keep the rhythm going and just to get some kind of new blood coming through the door. It is always good when you make a signing. It gives everybody new energy, you know?

Obviously Tammy Abraham is doing really well but he is the only one really who is doing really well. Batshuayi is not making a difference. Giroud, I think, he does not really fit in with their plans.

They need to get a striker in. Moussa Dembele would be a magnificent signing for Chelsea. I know Moussa quite well. I faced him when I was QPR manager, he played ever so well and killed my defence. He has developed himself extremely well. He went to Celtic and played at a big club where the atmosphere and the pressure is there of winning. You have to win every match. Having already tasted that and gone through that pressure, and if Chelsea buy him, he is familiar with that.

When you are at Chelsea, you have to be able to handle the pressure of winning things and he has shown at Celtic he can do that. More importantly, he is a killer. He is a goalscorer. He lives for goals. He scores goals in different ways, with his head, with his feet, left and right. He is quick, he is strong, he can still improve, he is still very young

[Hasselbaink went on to express his belief that Lampard is capable of turning Dembele into an even better player] Frank will improve him [Dembele] with Jody Morris, in his combination play, that can be better and improved. But what you can’t teach a player is being somewhere at the right time, and he has that a lot. Tammy has that as well, but at a big club, you have to have a couple of strikers who are really good. You need competition