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I've done better, says Cahill of bicycle-kick

22 January 2015, 21:33

Brisbane - Tim Cahill said the stunning bicycle-kick which sent China crashing out of the Asian Cup was not even the best of his career after he fired Australia into the semi-finals Thursday.

Cahill said he had only ever scored one other overhead, a sizzling equaliser for Everton against Chelsea adding that the goal in late 2007 was probably better.

Also said: Cahill scores twice as Australia beat China in Asian Cup

Asked whether he had scored a bicycle-kick before, Cahill said: "One, against Chelsea for Everton. I think that one was a bit better but I'll take this one today."

Cahill also netted Australia's second in the 2-0 win, a trademark header to make it three goals for the tournament and extend an Indian summer for the 35-year-old.

The Sydney native, now with the New York Red Bulls, scored one of the goals of last season with his sublime left-footed volley against the Netherlands at the World Cup in Brazil.

His goals in Australia are arguably more important as the Socceroos bid for a maiden Asian Cup win which would awaken football interest in their home country.

"I had to wait for my chance and I took two of them tonight out of three," he said. "I'm pretty happy because I really feel that after tonight people might want to jump on the bandwagon or still sit on their own."

He added: "I was confident after the Korea game (1-0 loss) that we could bounce back, especially the way we played. I'm proud of the boys but most of all this is a big win for us.

"But it's something that I knew deep down was going to happen before the game, because I believe in this team. Obviously it showed then."


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