Cahill’s call to seize the day
SECOND LEG - ANZ STADIUM, TONIGHT - 7PM
“IT’S there if we really want to take it.”
It’s the simplest message yet the most important, the words Tim Cahill will relay to his teammates. Time and again the Socceroos’ leading goalscorer has seized the moment. Tonight against Honduras he wants every one of the Socceroos to do the same.
In 2006, Cahill made history as the first Australian to score at a World Cup, and he hasn’t stopped since. For players like Trent Sainsbury and Robbie Kruse, rubbed out of the last World Cup through injury, the chance to follow in his footsteps is tantalisingly close.
“This is going to be massive for our country,” Cahill said.
“It’s 90 minutes of football, to create more history for our country.
“That’s got to be their motivation, for them and the next group of lads coming through. They’ve got to understand how big it is.
“That’s the biggest thing of having Mile ( Jedinak) in camp and now Millsy ( Mark Milligan) back. We can drive inhouse messages to the lads about preparation.
“Little things that make a difference to the night. We’re ready, I like what I see. It feels like this is our time. On the night it will come down to someone taking their chance, the defining moment that separates men from boys.”
At 0- 0, the tie is poised after the first leg, yet Cahill believes things are falling into place for the home side.
“If we really just get into gear and give everything for this game and click, it should be really positive,” he said.