Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has admitted that he had to pinch himself after he had captained England for the first time during yesterday’s clash against Estonia.
After yesterday’s win England directly qualified for Euro 2016 in France. What is more, the Three Lions maintained their 100 per cent record on the road to France. Chelsea player who was captain of the team as he replaced injured Wayne Rooney did not hide his pride and joy of the England team.
Cahill told FATV:
“I said earlier in the week that it was one of the proudest moments for me and my family,”
“I really wanted it to go well. I’ll never forget the moment, of course, but I wanted it to go well.”
“I wanted to win, I wanted to play well. It was a very special moment that I’ll never forget.”
“You sort of have to pinch yourself. It’s a huge thing and I’m very honoured to do that today and something that will live with me forever.”
“Most importantly [it was] a win, a clean sheet and we carry that run on, so obviously we’re very pleased with the result.”
“[The manager] thought it was a good performance. We dominated possession and had to be patient, especially in the first half. But it was the same when we played them away from home.”
“Once you delay the attack and they get back in it’s very difficult to break them down. We still created chances and kept plugging away, which is encouraging, and we kept pushing for the important goal.”
“In the first half they were dangerous on counter-attacks, so although it looked like we had a lot of possession in the final third, they were dangerous on counter-attacks and the manager made us aware of that at half-time.”
“[Theo]’s banging goals in. It was a very nice finish and a great ball from Ross who was superb tonight,”
“To get the second goal put the game to bed.”
“[Jamie Vardy] is very, very fast and he’s been in top form as well, scoring goals for Leicester. ”
“I think the defender slipped and he capitalised on that, broke through and showed great awareness to put the ball across for Raheem. ”
“I thought Raheem was another player today who never stopped. He had a great game.”