Match-winner Cahill hungry for more City success

Melbourne City talisman Tim Cahill says his desire for silverware is stronger than ever after leading his side back to winning ways on Friday night.

Cahill’s exceptional first-half header proved the difference in a 1-0 win over Adelaide United at AAMI Park as City shored up a top four berth.

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“The appetite for me [has been there] even more now as I get older,” the Caltex Socceroos legend told Fox Sports.

Tim Cahill.

“I just want to run more, I want to make sure I’m working harder, I want to tackle.

“And I want to make sure the guys know the levels, leading into finals, that are expected of us.

“Whether you finish third or sixth it doesn’t matter. You’ve got to win three games.

“If you put everything into every game starting from now, I’m pretty sure we can get there.”

Cahill produced an impressive piece of contortion to head City into the lead after half an hour, somehow finding the top corner after a change in tactics.

Tim Cahill celebrates with Nicolas Colazo after scoring in Melbourne City's win over Adelaide United.

“The first run I made to the near post before that I didn’t get any joy,” he explained.

“What I decided to do was start closer to the goal, make an inside run and then let the ball do the rest of the work. It’s a good finish but it’s all about the three points.”