Tim Cahill looks forward to a big rest

by PAA on May 09, 2011

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Everton midfielder Tim Cahill admits he needs a "massive rest" in the summer in order to be fully fit for next season but is determined to finish this campaign first.

With the Toffees' chances of securing a European place looking distant with just two matches remaining, the Australian international could have been forgiven for wanting to take a back seat.

However, the 31-year-old, who made a 26-minute substitute appearance in the weekend's 2-1 win over Manchester City, epitomises the spirit within the squad and wants to see the season through to its conclusion before taking it easy.

"I'm happy to be on the bench and coming on because three weeks ago they'd written me off and said my season was over," Cahill told the Liverpool Echo.

"Yes, I take a massive risk playing but it's worth it on days like Saturday.

"I still feel my foot injury. I'm going to have to get a massive rest in the summer but I want to be a part of these good moments and help make a change.

"Maybe sometimes I don't do myself justice playing because people might feel I'm unfit or not moving well, but the matter of the fact is I'm 80 per cent fit."