Everton star Cahill in great shape after free summer

Everton's Aussie Tim Cahill feels in great shape this preseason.

Everton's Aussie Tim Cahill feels in great shape this preseason.

The Australian midfielder has rarely enjoyed a proper summer break in recent years but was afforded that luxury this time around.

He told evertontv: "It had been a while since I had played so regardless of whether I had the ball or not I was just running about making sure I got my fitness.

"I feel like that is the most important thing for me, to put as much as I can out on the football pitch in pre-season and get ready for the big start of the season."

The much-used pre-season line is that the matches are about fitness and nothing else but Cahill believes his teammates will want to round-off their USA stay with victory over DC United on Saturday evening.

He continued: "We would love to finish with a win but like the gaffer said, it is about fitness.

"We always love to win and there will be a good turnout of fans, it's a nice area, a nice stadium and a good team we are playing against. It's always good to win.

"The lads are looking sharp and it's going to be a good test tomorrow night."

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