VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Cahill's cap joy
Thursday, 10 February, 2011
Defender pleased after patient wait pays off.
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ended a patient wait for his second cap on Wednesday night with a 30 minute appearance against Denmark in Copenhagen and spoke afterwards of his England hopes for the future.
The Bolton Wanderers man has been a regular in Fabio Capello’s squad for the last year or so, but had only previously featured once, against Bulgaria at Wembley last September.
With the likes of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jagielka and Michael Dawson.proving regular choices for Capello in the centre of defence, Cahill has had to bide his time in waiting for an opportunity in the side.
That came against the Danes, when Cahill replaced Dawson alongside Terry and the former Under-21 and U20 player made a good impression in the second half.
"It's hard to try and get a foot in there, it's all about working hard, keeping your head down and try to impress when you're given a chance,” he told FATV exclusively after the game.
"I like to think I did well, when I came off the pitch at the end of the game, I was quite pleased with my performance.”
Cahill’s England cause has been championed by many this term, following his performances for Bolton in the Premier League and the ex-Aston Villa man admits his international ambitions are high.
"It's just enjoyable to go out there and play football for your country, there's no better feeling than that,” he added.
"We really got hold of possession in the second half and bounced the ball about and shifted players well.
"It's nice to come off at the end with a good result.
"It's just a great honour to come on, and play alongside someone like John Terry who you can learn a tremendous amount off.”