22 Sep 2014

Cahill extremely happy with national team victory

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England defender Gary Cahill has stated that he is extremely happy with the spirit shown by the national team to get a 2-0 win over Switzerland in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. England came into the match with a lot of pressure due to poor performances in the World Cup 2014. They were playing away from home, but after having seen the home crowd at its lowest since the new Wembley stadium opened its doors several years ago. Many former players said that the fans cannot be blamed for the poor turnaround since they appear to have lost the faith in the team.
Despite the numerous concerns surrounding the team on and off the pitch, England made a positive start to the qualifying campaign after a 2-0 win. New Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck scored both goals in the victory, which also saw England get a new captain in the form of Wayne Rooney for the first time in a competitive match. The first goal from Welbeck came in the 58th minute after England struggled to create much opportunities in the first half. His injury time goal confirmed the victory for Roy Hodgson’s men. England have come into this match after a 1-0 win over Norway in a friendly match.
England’s next qualifying matches will be against the likes of San Marino and Estonia in October. "We know about the disappointment in the summer but we draw a line under that now and move forward. I don't think the criticism will be blown away. It is going to take time but it is a great start. In the period of two games we are not going to change everyone's opinion, but certainly I hope it is not all doom and gloom. I hope there are a few happy faces around. I think we deserve credit for this game and we are looking forward to next month," said Cahill.