Harry Kewell believes if his Turkish Super Lig Australian rivals can work hard then rewards will follow.
Former Adelaide United striker Bruce Djite, former Central Coast Mariners midfielder Mile Jedinak and ex-Newcastle United winger James Troisi are all at the Ankara-based club and Kewell believes all three can go on to bigger and better things if they knuckle down.
“It’s hard work but they have a chance to really step up their game if they use their brains,” Kewell told The World Game.
“There are not many distractions in Ankara and all they have to do is work hard.
“If Bruce works hard then he will move to a better club,” he added.
“But if he doesn’t do that he will be back in the A-League. It is his choice. Being a striker, he is not going to get too many chances with this team so he has to take the chances he gets.
“Bruce is in a perfect situation. He has a midfielder, Jedinak, and he has a winger, Troisi.
“After training, for 20 minutes, they can spend time crossing, shooting, finishing.
“Those three are young – they’re in their prime for going out and partying but none of them have made it yet. They have to put partying aside, work hard – and I’m talking extremely hard – and then they can sit back and enjoy it.”