|Name||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink|
|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|
|Org||Dutch National Team|
|Club as Coach||Northampton Town|
|Queens Park Rangers|
|Club as Player||Chelsea FC|
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 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
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
[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