Cahill encouraged by England

Gary Cahill believes England's attacking threat and defensive stability offers encouragement heading forward.

Last Updated: 17/10/13 at 09:24 Post Comment

Gary Cahill: Looking forward to the 2014 World Cup after helping England to Braz

Gary Cahill: Looking forward to the 2014 World Cup after helping England to Braz

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Chelsea defender helped the Three Lions to secure their place at the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Poland.

Roy Hodgson's side booked their tickets to Brazil as winners of Group H - netting 31 goals in 10 matches and conceding just four.

Cahill, who has formed a solid centre-half partnership with Everton's Phil Jagielka, feels England should now be looking to the future with renewed optimism.

On their match-winning capabilities, he said: "If you look through the starting line-up, there were certainly players who can turn a game, which is encouraging for us.

"We have been more attacking and created a lot more chances over the last couple of games. First and foremost we look to defend and then furnish the lads who can create things with the ball. They've done it over the last two games.

"Wayne Rooney was great against Poland. Andros Townsend again had a big impact. They created chances. If we keep it tight, it gives them the licence to go and create."

On shutting sides out and looking towards a shot at global glory next summer, he added: "We've done the hard work and now I can look forward to Brazil, especially if I am fortunate enough to go.

"In the last four games we've had three clean sheets. We're improving and know each other's game a lot better now.

"Against Poland we had to dig in, keep it tight and defend to let the more creative lads produce chances.

"There is still a lot of hard work to do, but it is all looking encouraging for us."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

an we get one on the similarities between this year's Arsenal and 5 years ago. Or any other number you care to pick frankly...it shouldn't be hard.

mc1728
Liverpool: Five Similiarities Five Years On

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Premier League: Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard's Chelsea contract talks ongoing

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea, with talks ongoing over a contract extension.

Daley Blind backs Louis van Gaal's brutally honest approach at Manchester United

Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's brutally honest manner is good for team-building.

Premier League: Manchester United winger Angel di Maria delighted with Old Trafford bow

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria was delighted with his Old Trafford debut after the 4-0 win over QPR.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property