Cahill's Oz Dream Come True
The midfielder is excited to showcase Everton in his home country
Tim Cahill says he is excited to showcase Everton in his home country during the pre-season tour of Australia.
Following his World Cup campaign, the midfielder is set to join up with the Blues Down Under for their first two games against Sydney FC and Melbourne Heart.
"I think it is fantastic that Everton are going to Australia," Cahill told evertonfc.com. "It is fantastic for Australian football as well as Everton Football Club.
"Over in Australia there's a massive following because there's a lot of Everton supporters out there. This is also a great chance to visit the country and a great opportunity for Everton."
The Socceroos star became his home country's football hero in 2006 when he became the first Australian to score during a World Cup finals.
The 2010 campaign in South Africa was less spectacular for the Aussies though, with Cahill shown a controversial red card in their opening defeat to Germany.
But the midfielder did get his name on the scoresheet in their final game of the group stage against Serbia as the Socceroos missed out on qualification to the knockout stages on goal difference.
As he prepares to join the Everton squad, Cahill is looking forward to showing the players just how well supported they are on the other side of the world.
"I think the Australian fans will be excited about Everton's visit. When I go back home and do signing sessions I meet Everton fans who come from all four corners of Australia.
"They are proud to support Everton," he continued. "For a Premier League team to grace the shores of Australia is absolutely massive."
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