Defenders often don’t get the credit for the great work they do in the background and the role they play in team’s victory. Shinning strikers steal the show for scoring (after all it’s scoring goals that win you the matches, isn’t it). No more!
Gary Cahill has proved that defenders play equally important part in the match, with a spectacular save that he made in the last international match (watch it here).
Here is what he had to say about his save,
‘Sometimes when you save a goal like that, it feels like you’ve scored one,’ he told theFA.com.
‘It was just an off-the-cuff reaction. As a defender, sometimes it feels as good as goals, and it felt like that.’ Source: Chelsea FC
Cahill is under no illusions as to the job England have on their hands in winning the supporters back around following their disappointing performance at the World Cup.
Nevertheless, two victories in the space of a week, without conceding a goal, is as good a way to start as any, according to the Chelsea defender.
‘I don’t think it will be blown away, it’s going to take time, but it’s a great start,’ he said.
‘The two games are not going to change people’s opinion, but certainly I hope after this it’s not all doom and gloom and there’s a few happy faces.
‘I feel we deserve credit for this game, now we look to move forward and I’m looking forward to the next match.’ Source: Chelsea FC