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Bresciano getting on with the job after failed Man City move

Midfielder Mark Bresciano feels refreshed and ready to go for the Australian national team after a 20-month hiatus.

The 32-year old withdrew from Socceroos squads after the 2010 World Cup as he went about sorting out his club career which involved moving away from Italy.

Bresciano ended up in the United Arab Emirates with Al Nasr but could have found himself with current English Premier League leaders Manchester City, which is a failed move he admits was hard to take, but is now ready to get on with the job after being recalled to the Australian line-up.

"It was a tough period and it took a lot of time to get over, especially the incident with Manchester City but, in life, things happen for a reason and now I've got to get on with it," Bresciano said.

"I feel good and I'm delighted to be back. It's something I was waiting for for quite a bit and now I'm back and it feels like I never left.

"Everyone has taken me back in with open arms, I know most of the players and everyone behind the scenes - the only new face is the coach.

"I've still got that fire in me; if I didn't, I wouldn't be here, and I don't want to waste other people's time or my own.

"I'm pretty confident (of making it to Brazil 2014) - I'm playing regularly at club level and hopefully I'm still sticking around."

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