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Kewell at 75% is still dangerous - Culina

Harry Kewell at 75% capacity is still a very dangerous prospect according to Australian national team midfielder Jason Culina. The Gold Coast United captain knows the Galatasaray star very well and is under no illusions that even at less than peak fitness, Kewell is likely to cause problems for the opposition.

"Harry is a great player and he has shown over the years how good he actually is and whether it's 75, 90 or 100 percent Harry will always contribute to the team," Culina said.

"But even if he is at 75 percent I think he's still a great asset to the team.

"He's always working extremely hard and he is one of those players who is always in the gym and doing his best to be out on the park and that's why he's such a good player.

"I think he'll be right this little setback is I think only short term, and hopefully he'll be there against New Zealand and the friendly match after that."

Culina also entered the debate as to where Kewell is best placed on the pitch and was a strong advocate for a striking role for the former Leeds United and Liverpool man.

"I like him upfront because he's strong in the air and he's shown he can score goals with his head," Culina added.

"He's always prepared to get the ball. He wants the ball and he's always prepared to try something.

"He can drift out on the wings as well, that's his natural position out left, but I like him upfront…Pim's played him there a few times and I think he's done really well."

Andrew Slevison
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