Kewell touches down in Melbourne
New Melbourne Heart FC signing Harry Kewell arrived in Melbourne early this morning and has been eagerly anticipating his return to the Hyundai A-League.
New Melbourne Heart signing Harry Kewell arrived in Melbourne early this morning and attended a low-key welcome breakfast to signal his return to the Hyundai A-League.
The 34-year-old brings his impressive international experience back to the red half of Melbourne, having been a pivotal figure in four Australian World Cup qualifying campaigns and two FIFA World Cups, in 2006 and 2010.
On his return Kewell said he never doubted he would one day return to the A-League as he felt he had "unfinished business" here. He was impressed by discussions with former teammate John Aloisi, when deciding where he would play.
"I think it's always exciting to play under a player that you know. The enthusiasm that he showed was exactly what I wanted to hear. I really wanted to know if someone really wanted me and he showed that," said Kewell.
Kewell went on to say that while the last 12-months had been difficult football wise he was looking forward to rediscovering his form and predicted the Australian public were yet to see the best of him in the A-League.
He played down the reception he would receive for the huge Round 1 clash against his former side, Melbourne Victory, saying the Melbourne derby is always a big occasion.
Kewell has also not given up hope of again pulling on the green and gold but said he firstly needs to play good football for his new team.
"My first priority is to play well for my club and if you do that you have a chance for the World Cup but first and foremost I want to play well for the red and white."
Kewell is set to join his new Heart teammates in his first training session at AAMI Park tomorrow and will train throughout the week with his new team.