Tim Cahill won't rule out Melbourne City exit in search of 'game time'

Tim Cahill won't rule out Melbourne City exit in search of 'game time'
From ESPN - November 15, 2017

Tim Cahill has cast doubt over his future with Melbourne City, suggesting he will walk if he ca not get regular A-League football in the lead-up to next year's World Cup.

The Socceroos talisman, who turns 38 next month, overcame an ankle problem in time to run out nearly 70 minutes of Wednesday's 3-1 win over Honduras, a result that sends Australia -- and Cahill -- to a fourth straight showpiece.

Cahill has been used only frugally off the bench under Warren Joyce this season, his first start against Sydney FC interrupted by the injury that had the country on tenterhooks throughout the final two-legged playoff.

Pressed on whether he would look elsewhere in the absence of game time for City, Cahill was coy but dropped heavy hints

"For me now, I have got to make some big decisions on the level of where I am playing at and what I am going to do," Cahill said after Australia's triumph.

"I need game time ... It's something that I will make sure that either way for me I am always going to play. If I do not, I will find a way to play.

"I need to play and I need to stay fit. I feel great even though I have got an ankle injury and that's something I will look at in the next few weeks.

"To get to a World Cup you need to be playing at the highest level."

Cahill's powerplay caught Joyce by surprise, with the coach saying he planned to talk to his club captain as soon as possible.


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