The official England squad is not out yet, but various reports from the local media suggests Chelsea captain Gary Cahill will miss out on the action in the summer, but the center back has revealed that it does not bother him.
The 32-year old has been one of the most inconsistent players in the Chelsea team this season, dropping in and out of the squad under Antonio Conte this season, despite his impressive form in the last campaign, helping Chelsea to a league title win.
He was dropped from the Three Lions squad that played friendlies in March and his position in the setup has been under threat since.
ESPN reported on Tuesday that Cahill had been dropped by Gareth Southgate for the tournament in Russia, which kicks off in a month, but the experienced center half has no qualms about the decision if it turns out to be true. He admits he has not heard from the national team manager, but maintains he has plans outside the World Cup.
No, nothing. I take it in my stride. What will be will be. I’m not going to be sitting up every night this week worrying about this (FA) Cup final on Saturday. The same with England. I’ll wake up on Wednesday and see if I’m in.
If I’m in, I’ll go and give everything I’ve got. If I’m not in, I’ll go away with my family and reflect and rest. They’ll make the decision they want to make. I couldn’t do anything when I was out of the (Chelsea) team. When I was back in the team and got back to the levels I’m ready to perform at, when I got back in I was doing it time and time again.
Gary Cahil, Daily Mail