New role suits Kewell

19 June 2007 09:53
Liverpool striker Harry Kewell insists he has finally returned to full fitness as he steps up his preparations for Australia's forthcoming appearance in the Asia Cup. The 28-year-old only returned to Premiership action in the final two weekends of the season after enduring an injury-ravaged 11 months. But he is now relishing the opportunity to represent his country again, in a central striking role, starting with a game against Oman on July 8. "I'm 100 per cent fit now, I've taken 11 months off to recoup with all my injuries - but I'm fully-fit now and I'm raring to go. "I can't wait. It's been a long time since the last Australia game. I'm really looking forward to meeting up with the boys and getting this tournament off to a good start. "I'll be playing in one of my favourite positions, I won't deny that, and I'm quite sure a lot of players love that position because it's a main position. "Once we know our opponents, once we sit down and we study them a little bit more we'll know the formations to play and if I'm to play up front or behind or left side that's fantastic, I mean I just want to be playing."

Source: ESA