After injury delayed the start of his return to Australia, Harry Kewell has admitted he still feels he has “unfinished business” with the A-League. The Socceroos star has spent the majority of the time since signing with the Melbourne Heart as a frustrated spectator, watching on helpless as his new side failed to register a win in their opening eight games of the A-League season.
Kewell made his long-awaited comeback in the 1-1 draw with the high-flying Western Sydney Wanderers, and the former Leeds and Liverpool forward will now be looking to get an extended run in the team over the Christmas period.
Since his departure from the Melbourne Victory after one season, Kewell has spent the past year with his career on hold. A three-game spell in Qatar with Al-Gharafa has been the only football Kewell played before signing with the Heart and the 35-year old will be focused on getting back fully match fit.
While Kewell has won the Champions League and the FA Cup during an illustrious career so far, the veteran still feels the need to prove himself in the A-League before hanging up his boots.
”People ask if I have a point to prove. I suppose the only point I have to prove is to myself, week in, week out, trying to better myself,” Kewell said.
”I always felt that I had unfinished business. My time at Victory was short-lived, due to family reasons. I felt that I enjoyed it and I wanted to come back and put something back into Australia, and to do that I came out here to play my final years in Australia, and that’s what I want to do.”
With his new club bottom of the A-League ladder and still looking for a win, the Heart fans will be hoping Kewell can inspire a change in fortunes this season. While the Australian sports odds have all but written off the Heart’s chances this season, Betfair are still offering some interesting A-League offers.