Cahill hails Tevez
Gary Cahill has sung the praises of Carlos Tevez as he prepares to lock horns with the Man City frontman on Saturday.
Last Updated: 01/12/10 5:09pm
Bolton defender Gary Cahill has sung the praises of Carlos Tevez as he prepares to lock horns with the Manchester City frontman on Saturday.
The high-flying Trotters and Light Blues go into the eagerly-awaited clash at Eastlands both unbeaten in five league games.
Owen Coyle's sixth-placed side can leapfrog Roberto Mancini's big-spenders with victory but Cahill is not underestimating City's threat, especially from Tevez.
The England defender believes City's hard-working skipper is top-class and will prove a real handful to contain.
He told the Bolton News: "Tevez is a special player mainly through his determination and workrate.
"His workrate is second to none. Along with his quality, it makes him a top-class player.
"We are going to have to be on our guard with him. Like I said, the personnel they have got there, everyone is aware of the money they have spent. They have got quality throughout the team.
"We are going to have our hands full. But it's a game we are looking forward to."
Bolton came back from two goals down to draw at home to Blackpool last time and Cahill hailed the Trotters' battling mentality.
"We didn't lose the game and that's the most important thing," he said. "We have the mentality that we don't want to be losing games.
"And it showed that in the second half against Blackpool. Everyone is aware of the quality of personnel Man City have got. So, if you are not up for that game, you won't be up for any game."
Cahill believes City - who have only won once in the last four league outings - are dangerous but unpredictable.
"I saw them away at Fulham last week and first half they were exceptional," he said. "I think the consistency is not really there yet in their side.
"They are a dangerous outfit. They are unpredictable.
"But like I said, the first half against Fulham, you are up against it if they put in a performance like that. It was first class."