Chelsea and England’s defender, Gary Cahill has launched an impassioned defence of his under-performing team-mates, insisting that they cannot be at the top of their game all of the time.
Cahill, who has lost his place in the starting line-up in the wake of the club’s worst runs of form that saw the league champions sitting just one point above the relegation zone following nine defeats in 16 Premier League matches, claimed their horrid run is just part of modern-day English football.
“There are some great memories and I don’t think we should forget the manner in which we won the Premier League, leading from the start, which was an unbelievable achievement for everyone at the club,” he said.
“The flip side, as always with football, is that it’s a game of two halves – and we’ve had a difficult period. Last season was fantastic, this season has been tough, but we’re looking to turn that around. We’re working hard to make things right.
“Not every single minute of your career will go well, individually and collectively, and not every season will go how you want it to, but it’s how you react to that. You’re not a robot, you’re not going to be nine out of 10 every game”, he stressed.
According to Cahill, who will be looking to regain his place in the team when the London club host Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Chelsea will bounce-back from the deep dump. “I’m sure we’ll turn it around,” he said.
By Olisemeka Obeche