Tim Cahill says Millwall are not feeling the pressure in play-off hunt
Last Updated: 20/04/18 7:42pm
Tim Cahill insists the pressure is on Fulham ahead of their trip to The Den on Friday, live on Sky Sports, as Millwall are "riding a wave" on the back of 17 games unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship.
Since they last tasted defeat in the league at Norwich on New Year's Day, Millwall have picked up 11 wins and six draws to catapult them up the table and into the play-off spots, with three matches to play.
Their run is all the more remarkable as Neil Harris' side were only promoted from League One last season. Cahill, who returned to the club where it all started for him in January, knows that Fulham - also in great form as they chase automatic promotion back to the Premier League - could severely dent Millwall's play-off dream on Friday, but having come so far this season, Cahill insists everything else is a bonus for Millwall.
"For us it is just another game," Cahill told Sky Sports. "Points are so important to everyone. The way we have prepared for the last 17 games is not getting carried away with how good the opponent is. We have focused on our strengths.
"It is an important game for them, but we will just keep riding that wave, and if we keep doing what we have been doing, we can cause an upset.
"It has been a bit of a whirlwind 17 games unbeaten and the confidence it brings.
"It is pretty chilled. There is not much pressure on us. We have just got stronger as the games have gone on. When you look at other clubs, you can see when you are watching how much pressure they are under. We have just got to enjoy it now. All expectations have been exceeded.
"Now it is about whether we can go to another level as a football club and really challenge for a play-off spot."
On a personal level, it has not completely gone to plan for Cahill. The 38-year-old is yet to start a league match this season, but he feels he can pass on his wealth of experience, even if from the sidelines.
"Being the older player, it has always been business towards this stage of the season - you understand what results can do for your football club," Cahill added.
"The reality for these [Millwall] players is that it is best not to make them aware of the situation, and let them ride the wave. It has meant players haven't got carried away.
"I have loved every minute of it. This was my first club and helped me progress to where I am today. It is great to be contributing on and off the pitch for a club that I love."
Don't miss the Sky Bet Championship clash between Millwall and Fulham on Friday night, live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm
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