Tim Cahill insists he will remain in scoring form when he returns to Everton later this month. The 31-year old was in fine form scoring twice for Australia in their Asian Cup opener on Monday night, helping the Socceroos to a 4-0 win over India.
The Toffees will be without Cahill until at least late January but he was adamant that he will bring his goalscoring exploits back with him to Goodison Park.
"I want to leave this tournament the same way I came in to make sure I have every chance of finishing the season strongly," he told the Daily Post.
"The biggest thing for me is that I have done well for Everton at the start of this season and I have come here to make sure I keep myself fit and raring to go and play great football.
"I am not one that likes to sit on the bench or laze about, I want to work hard while I am here and try and do something special for my country and go back to Everton and continue to play well."
Cahill has been in super form this term, netting on nine occasions in the Premiership with Everton, and says it is important to keep the momentum rolling along.
"It is important (to keep scoring) because it breeds confidence and a desire to win and ensures that you are keeping yourself at a high level," he added.
"It was great to score (against India), but it was a pity I didn't get any more."