MELBOURNE Heart skipper Harry Kewell says he’s spoken with some of England’s young stars suggesting a season in the A-League could revitalize their careers
The Socceroo great and new Heart captain spoke with FourFourTwo magazine’s special A-League season preview issue, which is out now.
In an entertaining and revealling six page feature (photographed by 442's Kevin Airs), the former Liverpool and Leeds star said younger English stars not getting game time and playing outside Premiership clubs would benefit from a season in the rapidly improving A-League.
"I've actually spoken to a few English U-21 players that I know and told them to come out here.
"They're not playing and in Championship or League One clubs and I"m saying, come out here just for a year and get your confidence up and energy levels back."
And there was another reason why they should try the A-League.
"And you're still in the shop window because the A-League is shown in Europe and Asia," Kewell added.
"So it's not as if no-one's watching the league. People are watching now... it's on Sky Sports back in England so if people want to track you, they'll track you."
It’s a candid and revealing insight into the mind of a player gunning for glory this season with the red and whites. Kewell's ’s also firmly focused on pushing for a spot in the Socceroos for the Brazil World Cup.
Kewell also speaks about his year out of the game, the Wanderers phenomenon, his former Liverpool teammate Emile Heskey and the new generation of Socceroos coming through.
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But there’s so much more in this issue…
A-League fans have their say
Supporters from each club star in the new issue of FourFourTwo magazine as they tell it like it is.
A-League season nine is almost upon us and FourFourTwo Australia magazine primes you with its biggest ever season preview – all ten clubs profiled and analysed with star interviews, fans verdicts and loads more
The A-League is back!
After the greatest season ever, how do you top that? We set the scene for the return of the A-League in season nine.
A-League’s rising stars
De Silva at Glory, Nabbout at Victory, plus a Wanderer, a Kiwi flyer and a Jet make up the five to watch
With a full pre-season under his belt, the former England World Cup star is bullish ahead of the new season – and that’s good news for Newcastle Jets fans
Why this season will give you goose bumps. The word from the FFA bunker
Harry Kewell masterclass
Former Socceroo mixed with the best during his European club career and the Socceroos. Here’s a side that’d give the best a run for their money.
Andrew Durante Perfect XI
Dura’s best A-League side ever.
Plus columnists Matildas star Kate Gill, Simon Hill and Michael Lynch…