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England News: Cahill eyes World Cup spot

1 year ago

In the latest England news, defender Gary Cahill admits he is not giving up in his pursuit of a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad this summer.

The 32-year-old has 58 caps to his name and four goals so far, after making his debut back in 2010.

However, he has gone from a guaranteed starter to a fringe player in recent years, with Southgate looking at other options since he took the reins.

Cahill was left out of the March squad for the friendlies against Italy and the Netherlands but he made a big statement of his quality by helping Chelsea reach the FA Cup final on Sunday.

He has now started the last four games for the Blues and Cahill is determined to make the squad that will travel to Russia this summer.

“Everything is a possibility when you’re playing, hence why I’m happy to be back out there,” said Cahill.

“Let’s see what happens at the end of the season. We’re in the [FA Cup] final now, the World Cup is coming. Let’s wait and see.

“Form, if you ride it out, you come back to the level you should be at. I thought I played well (against Southampton), I thought I did well against Burnley, and you can do as much running as you want but to get match fit, match sharp, you need to be out there.

“I realise that is the situation with everybody. I realise the manager has decisions to make. I realise maybe I’m not getting any younger.

“I’m fit, I’m ready to go. I don’t feel like, in a weird way, that I need to prove anything. I’ve done it before, time and time again.”

Cahill is priced at 2/1 with Bet365 to make Southgate’s final 23-man squad.