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Harry Kewell is happy with the way the Australian national team is making the progression

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Harry Kewell is happy with the way the Australian national team is making the progression.

Kewell, who himself featured for Australia in 56 games before bidding adieu in 2012, is doing a bit of coaching work in England at the moment with the Watford juniors.

Speaking on the current situation of the Socceroos squad on a television show last evening, Kewell said, “The most important thing is winning. That’s the only way to show progression. If you don’t get the results, there would always be question marks. So, what they have done well of late is that they have secured some wins and when you win, it automatically gives you a confidence boost.”

When asked if he reckons Australia would probably have been able to make it to the knockouts in Brazil if they had not been in a group as tough as they were in, the 37-year old said, “Well, going into a competition as big as World Cup, you can’t expect easy games. Nothing would be easy. Yes, their performance over there was pretty good. There is no denying that, but, it could have been better.”

“But, ever since, they have looked a much improved team. They seem to have learnt a lot from playing against some of the better teams at the highest level. Also, you need to give some credit to the manager as well He has done a great job, Ange. He has tried to work on each and every department and has ensured that the team goes from strength to strength.”

“It’s been a good, little period for Australian Football. If you are a Socceroos fan, you would not have been disappointed on too many occasions in the last one year or so, that is for sure.”