Loyalty important to Cahill

Toffees forward still believes he is at the best club for his career

Cahill: Has no intention of jumping the Goodison Park ship

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Tim Cahill knows the 'grass isn't always greener' and remains fully committed to the Everton cause.

During his time at Goodison Park, the Australia international has seen numerous team-mates lured away by the riches on offer elsewhere.

The likes of Joleon Lescott and Steven Pienaar have upped sticks in recent seasons, with the opportunity to substantially bolster their bank accounts at Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur too good to turn down.

Neither, though, has enjoyed considerable success on the field, suggesting that they may have been better advised to stick with the Toffees and enjoy the first-team roles afforded to them by David Moyes.

"I feel loyalty is very important at any club when the chairman and manager want you to be part of the revolution."

Tim Cahill

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Cahill has stood by Everton for seven years now, despite generating transfer rumours of his own, and he feels loyalty is a commodity too often overlooked in modern football.

Revolution

"It's always easier to leave and jump ship, but a lot harder to stay," he said.

"But I feel loyalty is very important at any club when the chairman and manager want you to be part of the revolution.

"When they say, 'Tim, your time's up', then that's fine. But at the moment we see the vision and the grass isn't always greener."

For now, Cahill's focus is firmly trained on helping Everton unlock their potential and shake off the shackles that have held them back over recent years.

Strong finishes have allowed the Toffees to paper over the cracks, but Cahill believes the time has come for them to burst out of the blocks and add greater consistency to their game.

Gelled

"This is the season that got away, 100 per cent," he said.

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"It would have been nice if we had worked together and it had all gelled sooner, but it didn't.

"We are at a stage in our careers that we need to be pushing to do better and finishing higher but also for the manager and the chairman.

"We need to look at it now and say, 'We're not battling relegation, we have some great, talented youngsters and next season can be positive with a few additions'.

"We can look forward to a big season next year - even though we say that every year."