After Saturday evenings 5-1 win at home to Newcastle, Cheslea defender Gary Cahill is looking ahead to two of the biggest games of the season for the Blues, against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
Speaking to Chelsea’s Official website the Englishman said ‘We mustn’t get too carried away, it is one result, but at the same time we have been waiting for this.
‘Even the result we got away at Arsenal, it was a fantastic result but we crept over the line there with 1-0. We’ve been waiting to really create a lot of chances and in the first half against Newcastle we could have had two or three more. That tells you a lot about how we started the game and how we played throughout.
‘It is very pleasing, we were waiting for that and it feels good to be a part of. I enjoyed it and now we get ready again for two massive games for us.
‘We spoke before this game that although we were unbeaten and we’ve steadied things down, a lot of those results were draws and we need to turn them into wins to start progressing up the table, so that was in our heads when we first went out and the start we made was terrific.’
Cahill said it was more like the way the team expects to play and he enjoyed watching the attacking players in full flow, but although Chelsea got that part of the performance right, there were solid foundations to it too.
‘The defensive, the nitty-gritty,’ highlighted Cahill. ‘We chased back, we harassed, we won the ball back numerous times very quickly after we lost it. That was pleasing but the flair players were on fire and we played really well. We didn’t get everything right because we conceded late on but most things we got right.’
All this come before Chelsea’s huge clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. They were able to rest seven first team player in their Ligue 1 game at the weekend as they are 24 points clear at the top of the table. And Cahill finished by stating the clubs ambition in both the Champions League and the FA Cup.
“We want to go as far as we can in the Champions League and the FA Cup and this is a very important week for the football club. We got off to a great start this weekend and we have arguably the biggest games of the season coming up for us now, so we go into the week with the confidence from this game and knowing how important it is going to be.”
Cahill won both the FA Cup and the Champions League within his first 6 months at Chelsea in 2012.