Cahill The Early Bird
Tim Cahill is relishing the opportunity to get a complete pre-season under his belt for the first time in four years.
International commitments and injury mean Cahill has not attended Everton's pre-season training from week one since 2007.
But after a rare close season in which Cahill has been able to take a break from football and recharge his batteries fully, he is embracing the chance to be involved with his Everton teammates from the outset.
He told evertontv: "Its nice to be back this week because normally I come back a bit later because I've been on international duty but I'm buzzing to be back in amongst it right from the start. The camaraderie and everything about the Club is what's special and its nice to be in the mix again."
With triple sessions every day and the focus very much on core fitness, the Austrian training camp has been no walk in the park for David Moyes' squad.
But Cahill is enjoying the setting - and the work.
He added: "Its good to be back in amongst it all. Auistria is amazing. I have been twittering the fans about the settings and how beautiful it is. There are great pitches and its a great venue.
"It is always fantastic when you're back in early. Everyone is looking in good shape."
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Cahill is set to get his first taste of pre-season action next week when the Blues take on Bury at Gigg Lane.
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