Ex-Leeds, Liverpool winger Kewell would be Socceroos asset – Heart’s Kisnorbo

Melbourne Heart defender Patrick Kisnorbo believes teammate Harry Kewell would be a clever inclusion in Australia’s squad for the World Cup.

Melbourne Heart defender Patrick Kisnorbo believes teammate Harry Kewell would be a clever inclusion in Australia’s squad for the World Cup.

The 35-year old attacking midfielder, formerly of Leeds United and Liverpool fame, has strung together a handful of impressive starts this year which leads ex-Leicester City and Elland Road centre-back Kisnorbo to believe he could be a positive addition for the Socceroos in Brazil later this year.

“Harry is Harry and he has always brought something different to the Socceroos,” Kisnorbo told SBS.

“He trains like nobody else I have seen and I know the passion and desire is still there to show that he can still do at international level.

“It’s Ange's call, but he’s still a great player – the best Australia has produced – and to have him in the squad would, for me, be a huge asset.

“He still has so much to give, psychologically having him involved would provide the other boys with a boost – and he can certainly still do a job.

“He has enormous experience and he still has the ability to draw defenders into fouls and no matter where he is on the field, there are always a couple of players tracking him and that makes space for others.

“He is dangerous with the ball, and without the ball, and he's a player who steps up on the big occasions.

“When you are facing group games against Holland, Spain and Chile you need as much quality in the team as possible.”

 
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