Cahill: “We defended fantastically well against Liverpool”

Cahill: “We defended fantastically well against Liverpool”

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Chelsea defender and captain Gay Cahill remains confident as the Blues are bouncing back from their slow start to the season and hopes to earn a place in the Champions League group stages next season are still alive with two games remaining.

The England international said: “This win keeps the hope alive. We need to just keep winning the games and to see where that takes us and see what happens at the end of the season. The first is against Huddersfield, who did brilliantly at Manchester City, not many teams have gone there and got a point this season, so they will be in high spirits from that vital point for them. I’m sure they will come here on Wednesday and try to do the same”.

‘It was a game plan that worked well. We knew it was going to be difficult, they’ve been in fantastic form of late, so we knew it was going to be tough, but we needed a win badly and we got it, so we’re obviously very pleased”.

“We’ve worked hard this week on our plan, physically we’ve worked hard as well. We’re always prepared for the game and I think that showed against Liverpool, but we had to defend very well at times, especially late on. Naturally, 1-0 down, they were going to push and gamble a bit more”.

Cahill added: “I thought we did very well against a front three who’ve been absolutely fantastic. You look at the amount of goals they’ve scored between them this season, it’s phenomenal, so we’re especially pleased to come away with a clean sheet. I felt we defended fantastically well as a team and to get a clean sheet against those three, who are top players and can hurt you time and again, was great”