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Everton's Cahill admits to needing long summer rest

Everton midfielder Tim Cahill wants to return for the start of next season in peak condition and crucial to that is a long close season break. In the meantime the Australian international is determined to finish this campaign first.

The 31-year-old, who made a 26-minute substitute appearance in the weekend's 2-1 win over Manchester City, wants to see the season through to its conclusion before taking it easy.

"I'm happy to be on the bench and coming on because three weeks ago they'd written me off and said my season was over," Cahill told the Liverpool Echo.

"Yes, I take a massive risk playing but it's worth it on days like Saturday.

"I still feel my foot injury. I'm going to have to get a massive rest in the summer but I want to be a part of these good moments and help make a change.

"Maybe sometimes I don't do myself justice playing because people might feel I'm unfit or not moving well, but the matter of the fact is I'm 80% fit."

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