Tim Cahill reaction to 4-0 Brazil loss

Tim Cahill played just under an hour in Australia's friendly loss to Brazil.

Tim Cahill played just under an hour in Australia’s friendly loss to Brazil.

Caltex Socceroo great Tim Cahill says the 4-0 loss to Brazil was useful preparation for the Confederations Cup, where he hopes to see more composure from the Australians.

Cahill spoke to Fox Sports after the game.

Reaction to conceding after 12 seconds

“The start could’ve been avoided. It’s not like us to concede so early …it was pretty harsh.

“But we played well after that. We kept the ball and pressured them.”

Brazil’s display

“There was a lot of class in their team and it showed in the end.

Brazil proved too classy for the Caltex Socceroos at the MCG on Tuesday night.

“For us the biggest benchmark is playing against the best and tonight was a lesson we wanted and wanted to embrace.

“And they were exceptional goals some of them [conceded] from world-class players.

Australia’s display

“We’ll analyse this but we held our own for some periods of the game.

“I’m always proud of the boys and the effort and it’s great to see everyone getting the minutes they needed and it’s definitely planning for the Confederations Cup.

Robbie Kruse on the ball during Australia's 4-0 loss to Brazil.

“And Mitchy [Langerak] and Milos [Degenek] were outstanding tonight.

“Look, it’s unfortunate to concede four goals but the fans could see we were pressing them well and playing some good football in patches and we’ll still believe in what we can do.”

What Australia can do better at the Confeds

“We definitely can have a little more composure. And be a little more settled before we try go forward and try not play in too many tight areas.

“We’re going to the Confeds Cup in good spirits. And looking forward to our first game [against Germany].”

 

 

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Hyundai A-League’s Confeds Cup men – Tim Cahill

 Tim Cahill (Caltex Socceroos) – Still an important cog of Australia’s squad at the ripe old age of 37. Super Timmy did the business for Melbourne City all season in his first campaign in the Hyundai A-League.

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Hyundai A-League’s influence on Caltex Socceroos squad – Tim Cahill

 Tim Cahill – One of the current A-League names in the squad. Comes into the squad after a fabulous season with Melbourne City.

 

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Key moments from Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season -Tim Cahill

TIMMY TIME: Just 27 minutes into his official Hyundai A-League career, Caltex Socceroos legend Tim Cahill announced his arrival with a long-range stunner at Etihad Stadium.

 

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Fired up Tim Cahill vows to prove critics wrong again

Tim Cahill has welcomed critics writing off Melbourne City's chances for Sunday's Hyundai A-League Elimination Final against Perth Glory.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Michael Huguenin
Tim Cahill has welcomed critics writing off Melbourne City’s chances for Sunday’s Hyundai A-League Elimination Final against Perth Glory, claiming he has always proven them wrong.

City have limped into the finals with three losses in their past four matches and haven’t won in their past six meetings with fellow top-six sides.

Glory defeated City 5-4 last week to condemn Cahill and Co. to a fourth place finish, allowing Brisbane Roar to surge into third and claim pole position for a preliminary AFC Champions League berth in 2018.

 

The Round 27 loss at nib Stadium has prompted some to suggest Perth can repeat that success at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Sunday but Cahill was bullish about his team’s chances on Wednesday.

WRITE CAHILL OFF AT YOUR PERIL

“I’ve been written off my whole life,” he told reporters.

“I wasn’t supposed to play in the last World Cup, I wasn’t supposed to play in the Asian Cup, and I wasn’t supposed to do well in the A-League either because I’m too old and I’m 37.

“I like it because in all the big games this year I’ve showed up… and that’s pretty much what’s happened throughout my career.”

Glory would have finished above City with a four-goal win last week but Cahill scored twice to ensure home ground advantage in the first week of the finals.

GLORIOUS RECORD 

Of his 11 goals in his debut A-League season, three have come against Glory.

City’s best this season has been good enough to beat any team and Cahill couldn’t resist firing a warning shot at the likes of premiers Sydney and second-placed Victory.

“We’re still in it and there’s a lot of teams above us that are supposed to win this,” he said.

 

Tim Cahill and his Melbourne City teammates.“So for us, no one expects us to beat Perth this weekend or even be in the play-offs, so we’ll sit where we’re sitting now and we’ll just slowly knock on the doors as we come to them.”

City defeated Glory at AAMI Park in an elimination final last year only to lose their semi-final to eventual champions Adelaide United.

 

 

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Perth Glory 5-4 Melbourne City FC- Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

A desperate Perth Glory defeated Melbourne City 5-4 on Sunday at nib Stadium to fall agonisingly short of hosting a home Elimination Final in one of the great games of the Hyundai A-League.

The result wasn’t quite enough for Perth to host and they will now travel to Melbourne to play City this weekend at AAMI Park in Elimination Final 2. After an extravaganza of entertainment in Sunday’s earlier game at Suncorp, another thrilling, end-to-end contest was played out in Perth in front of over 12,000 fans in what was an even better game.

Glory began like a steam train, hitting the net in the first five minutes as they pushed for a big win to help them host a final, before Tim Cahill restored parity. Andy Keogh and Chris Harold extended the lead to 3-1 early in the second half as Glory fans urged on their team to score two more.

They got one after Nebo Marinkovic’s first touch was to slam home a trademark set piece to make it 4-1. But Cahill with his second effectively ended Glory’s brave effort and Nico Colazo iced the cake.

But Glory weren’t finished hitting back with another goal before a brain fade from keeper Liam Reddy let City back into it at 5-4. What a game. What a Sunday.

What a way to finish the regular season!

GOALS

1-0  Diego Castro Glory 4’

Keogh with a neat ball to set up Adam Taggart who burst into the box, and was adjudged to have been fouled by Neil Kilkenny. Castro stroked it home low to open the scoring.

1-1 Tim Cahill City 21’

Kamau threatened down the right, and he found the Cahill in the box – his low, powerful left foot finish levelled proceedings.

2-1 Andy Keogh, Glory 51’

Castro got on the ball and played it through to Keogh who took the ball onto his right and placed it low past Bouzanis.

3-1 Chris Harold Glory 55’

Josh Risdon with plenty of time to finesse a perfect cross for sub Harold who headed the cross down and into the net.

4-1 Nebo Marinkovic, Glory 75’

 

Melbourne City's Tim Cahill urges his side on against Glory at AAMI Park.4-2 Tim Cahill, City 80′

Cahill guided home a low cross to cruel Glory’s chances.

4-3 Nico Colazo, City 84’

The Argentine with a smashing strike.

5-3 Adam Taggart, Glory 88’

Harold rolled across a low cross for Taggart to tap in at the back

5-4 Nick Fitzgerald, City 84’

Liam Reddy with a brain fade trying to play out, way outside the box, he lost possession and Fitzgerald picked up a loose ball and hit from distance the final goal of the night. Crazy goal on a crazy night!

Re-live the match on Twitter:

@ALeague , @PerthGloryFC , @MelbourneCity , #PERvMCY

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Melbourne City FC 1-0 Adelaide United -Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Melbourne City have taken a giant stride towards securing a home Final after edging Adelaide United 1-0 at AAMI Park on Friday night.

A trademark header from Tim Cahill in the first half proved the difference as City returned to winning ways following back-to-losses to Western Sydney and Sydney FC.

City settled the quicker after a scrappy opening but struggled to create clear-cut chances throughout the first period as a resolute Reds defence frustrated the hosts.

But the hosts continued to press and were rewarded with Cahill’s ninth goal of the season giving City the lead at the interval.

Tim Cahill.

A niggly affair developed after the break with both sides committing a series of fouls as the game descended into a stop-start encounter.

Adelaide showed more enterprise as the game progressed but failed to truly test City keeper Dean Bouzanis as Michael Valkanis’ side held on for a crucial three points.

GOALS

1-0 Melbourne City: Tim Cahill, 36’

Nicolas Colazo picked out Cahill with a fizzing corner with the striker rising highest before expertly flicking a header through a crowd of players and into the far corner.

 

City winger Bruce Kamau looked certain to cap an impressive performance with a goal in the first half only for his powerful strike to be sensationally saved by Eugene Galekovic.

The youngster showed great feet on the edge of the area before unleashing a stinging effort which looked set for the top corner but Galekovic somehow managed to tip the ball around the post.

INJURY WARD

Adelaide fullback Tarek Elrich was stretchered off midway through the first half after landing awkwardly on his left leg following a challenge with Osama Malik.

The defender was spotted on crutches at the ground with reports suggesting he may have suffered a torn ACL.

Re-live the match action on Twitter

@ALeague, @MelbourneCity, @AdelaideUnited, #MCYvADL

 

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