Tim Cahill is hoping he can continue his all out commitment to Everton and Australia. The versatile frontman is, however, as determined as ever to remain part of the Socceroos set-up, while continuing to churn out high level performances for the Toffees.
Cahill is currently away with Australia ahead of a friendly date with Paraguay and insists he will give as much in that contest as he will in the Merseyside derby which awaits him upon his return to England.
"It's hard and it's up to the manager and obviously we have good personnel who can hopefully do a great job against Paraguay, but if everything goes well this week then I have every possible chance," Cahill said.
"It's all right. I trained today (Thursday) and I had a good run-out.
"The thing is I'm not one to dramatise about injuries and things like that. The only thing is sometimes you have to think about the bigger picture.
"This is a friendly and I'm back here to show my commitment to the team and the players.
"I wanted to basically make sure that my country's just the biggest priority and Everton is as well.
"It's hard to try to keep everything level pegging but you can't keep everyone happy and the thing is Everton know that I give everything to them and so do Australia."