With Celtic preparing to head down under for the Sydney Super Cup, first team coach Harry Kewell sat down with his fellow countryman Aaron Mooy to discuss the trip.

Aaron Mooy will of course not be heading back to his homeland as he has been selected to be a part of Graham Arnold’s Socceroos World Cup squad who will take on France, Denmark and Tunisia in group D.

9th November 2022; Fir Park, Motherwell, N Lanarkshire, Scotland, Scottish Premier league football, Motherwell versus Celtic:

Kewell spoke about the importance of the tournament for those living in Australia and what it means to him.

Hailing from Sydney originally, this tournament will give him the chance to showcase one of the world’s biggest clubs on his own doorstep. Celtic are set to take on Everton and Sydney FC in the four team tournament which will also serve as good preparation for the second part of the season with Postecoglou retaining all his players who aren’t heading off to the World Cup to feature at some point.

With people having already purchased tickets, the Scottish champions will want to put on a show which is why Postecoglou has taken the decision to put a blanket block on his stars from heading off on international duty which Kewell also believes is the correct decision.

“For me it’s important because, I talk on a personal note here, where I’m from we grew up playing the game and we watch a lot of football on the TV and when you had an opportunity as a youngster to come and see a team live, it was important to us to see what the stars over in Europe were doing,” Kewell told Celtic TV. 

8th October 2022; McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Scottish premier league football, St Johnstone versus Celtic: Celtic Coach Harry Kewell gives instructions during the warm up

“So to be able to come out now with a huge a club like Celtic, not only in my country but in my state and virtually in my neighbourhood… I’m proud to be part of Celtic and I can’t wait to get out there and show the Australian public and all the Celtic fans what they actually are missing by watching it on TV when they come out to see football live. It’s a completely different game.”

Kewell has been part of the set up now for a few months at Celtic and admits he was taken aback at the standards set by Postecoglou.

“The standard’s really high here from the moment I walked in, the levels I’ve been working at previously and then when you step up to this level, I was taken back and I was thinking ‘wow’.

“From the first moment they work hard, they very rarely lose the ball, I mean if one of the teams get three or four passes in the opposition ain’t really seeing it for another 15 or 16 passes so could I be involved in that? I could probably be a manikin somewhere in the middle and just probably conducting it but no I don’t think so. I’ve had my time, it’s his (Mooy) time now to go out there and shine.”



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