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Gary Cahill insists he’s not near retirement

Mon 01 March 2021 | 12:23

Although the 34-year-old defender will be a free agent this summer, he is enjoying his football after his first clean-sheet of the season during Sunday’s goalless draw with Fulham.

Cahill

said:

“By the end of the season, as long as I feel as fit as I do now, feel as hungry to win games, go out and perform and train as I do now, then for sure I’ll carry on playing.

“That is what I feel like at the moment, I am enjoying playing football. I can’t wait for the fans to get back, like everybody, but I feel good, feel all right, enjoying it so long may it continue.”

In addition to

Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick Van Aanholt, Andros Townsend

and

Christian Benteke

can depart on free transfers this summer.

“I’m totally relaxed about the situation myself, I’m in a different situation to some in terms of their age,”

Cahill added.

“I’m just looking to consistently try and perform at the level I want to be at. I have been back the last two games where I would like to be and that is the goal until the end of the season. Then see what happens.

“I’m very calm about the situation, it is not too much of a stress at the moment.

“There are a lot out of contract and I am sure there are going to be changes made in the summer. I’m sure we’ll find out that news hopefully soon really so the lads can get sorted on their futures.”

Ahead of their upcoming matches against

Manchester United

and

Tottenham

, the Eagles will expect to do more defending over the next two matches. However,

Cahill

insisted they are keen to arrest their problems in front of goal as they have only scored twice in their last four fixtures.

“We went for a 4-4-2 formation not that long ago and it was expansive and we played quite expansive and got a couple of bad results,”

the experienced centre-back said.

“Defensively we’ve tightened up a bit of late but given that we don’t want to jeopardise our forward and attacking play, it’s stuff we can work on in training and go on as a team and create a bit more.”

 


source: SportMob