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Cahill urges Everton players to keep momentum swinging their way

Everton star Tim Cahill has urged his teammates to try and keep their momentum going for the remainder of the season. Following their 2-0 away against Manchester City at Eastlands on Wednesday night, in which Cahill scored, the Aussie wants to continue their good recent run and perhaps even sneak into a European qualification spot.

"At the start of the year [we knew] how difficult it would be trying to fight out of the corner," Cahill told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We're out of the corner and we're up there with the best of them. We need to take this momentum into the next game (against Wolves).

"In the last couple of months we're starting to play great football," he added.

"We're working for each other, we had a great game plan against Manchester City, and we knew what we had to do. It seemed to be executed very well and we held our nerve.

"They put us under pressure a bit, but we played some great football and we have some great characters."

The Toffees' start to the season was not ideal but they have since rallied and are just a few points behind teams like Tottenham, Man City, Aston Villa and Liverpool and Cahill said it was the belief of the players and manager that had put them in such a position.

"We didn't lack belief, even when we were doing really badly," he said. "We hadn't become a bad team overnight.

"I speak highly of the chairman and the management staff here for bringing in the right players, and we're sticking together. Whether we have a big squad or a small squad we seem to deliver on the right occasions."

Andrew Slevison
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