Tim Cahill has no problems with the challenge for his place presented by the development of Jack Rodwell at Everton, reports the Liverpool Echo. The clamour for 19-year-old Rodwell to be selected more regularly at Goodison is growing, with the teenager making his first Premier League start of the season at Villa Park last weekend.
And Cahill's place seems the most under threat with boss David Moyes warning: "I see Jack, in a way, pushing Tim Cahill at the moment."
But the 30-year-old Cahill seems unconcerned. "I have been with the manager a long time," he said.
"Whether it is tongue in cheek or whether it is true, I am not bothered because I am a professional and I have been around the block a few times.
"It is just something that comes with the territory."