Everton star Tim Cahill has heralded Duncan Ferguson’s advice in preparation for the Manchester City match on Saturday, as the Toffees fought back from 1-0 down to win 2-1, and halt City’s celebrations of securing fourth spot.
“He’s one of my heroes and he’s the reason why I got 13 goals in my first season here and we finished fourth,” Cahill told the Liverpool Echo of the Everton hero.
“I had chat with him last week, and it’s about keeping the spirit and the dream alive.
“The dream here is that we have so many good players but we have to keep believing.
“In the end that belief came against Manchester City.”
Cahill has only just started coming back from an injury to his foot which has kept him out of play for much of the year. The lethal playmaker came on in the 64th minute for Jack Rodwell on Saturday, and the mood on the pitch for Everton completely changed thereafter.
Cahill was a big presence up front at the Toffees scored in the 65th and 72nd minute, and Cahill was happy to be coming off the bench for the win while he continues to recover from injury.
“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 said.
“Yes I take a massive risk playing but it’s worth it on days like Saturday.”
Cahill recently revealed he will not be playing in any international friendlies over the summer for Australia, as he attempts to rest and allow his foot to recover fully.
"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,” Cahill said.
"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% fit."
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