Victory abuse will fire me up says Kewell
Melbourne Heart Captain Harry Kewell, has warned Victory fans whatever they say to wind him up won’t work.
Kewell,who spent a season with Melbourne Victory in 2011, transferred to Melbourne Heart after a short stint at Quatari outfit Al-Gharafa and a year out in the Uk for personal reasons.
The former Leeds, Liverpool and Galatasary winger spoke to Fox Sports about the clash, which will take place on the first day of the season at the Ethihad Stadium.
He said: “Whatever they say, whatever they do – only kind of builds me up to go even harder.
“It’ll probably annoy me even more if they sit quiet. The more they chant, the more they get angry, I guess I know I’m rubbing them up the wrong way.”
The winger who has been named captain by john Aloisi for the first time in his 17-year-career, feels the Melbourne derby is not one to miss.
“There’s nothing better as a player than playing in a derby and there’s nothing better than playing in a derby that’s the main blockbuster of a weekend.
“I can’t wait personally; I think it’s going to be something special.”
The head to heads between the two sides is as equal as it’s possible to be, with nine games played and each side recording 3 wins and 3 draws.