Chelsea defender Gary Cahill revealed that in his opinion, the key to success both in Chelsea and England national team is to ignore the critics.
29-year-old player can definitely consider this season a huge success. He won the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup with the Blues and England qualified for the European Championship.
In a recent interview, he commented on the critical opinions against Chelsea and the England national team. He stressed that does not care about them and concentrates on the future.
He told the Mirror:
”Honestly, it goes in one ear and out the other,”
”At the beginning of the season with Chelsea we were playing really good attacking football and being praised. Then, after one or two games, people changed their opinion of us.”
”Football is all about opinions. England have been criticised as well but if you keep clean sheets, win games no one says anything – and then something doesn’t go to plan and people chirp up. ”
”The answer on both fronts is to keep winning, keep doing what we have been doing this season.”
He was asked whether this season at Chelsea was his most successful.
“I don’t really know. It’s hard to say whether it’s the best ever because since I’ve been at Chelsea we have always been successful.”
“Yes, it’s been fantastic. We won the league – something I had never done. It’s a great achievement for me.”
“I’ve had some fantastic performances with Chelsea, and England speaks for itself in terms of goals against, though we were disappointed to concede two on Sunday.
In a few words he commented on the situation in England national team where he is vice-captain.
“Probably the most important thing for England was to build again. We had to rebuild the momentum. That was the most important thing.
“Everyone knows that because we lost Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Steven Gerrard in a short period of time we had a very young squad.
“Fresh younger players have come in, fantastic players. The key really is to keep building.
“Everyone has another year under their belts in the Premier League and another year internationally, in which we have done very well . It means we can look forward to some big tests next season.”