Soccer: Kewell hits back at Slater

A fired-up Harry Kewell has angrily hit back at criticism by former Socceroos teammate Robbie Slater, saying claims he was a spent force for the national team were "disrespectful".

In an explosive live interview on Fox Sports FC, Kewell took aim at Slater over a column written in the Sunday Telegraph and also reacted angrily to Slater's suggestions he had a run-in at the World Cup with a fellow Socceroos player who had told him to "f*** off".

Affording an insight into his disdain for the media, Kewell also rebutted claims his handling of the injury problems surrounding his campaign in South Africa had caused a "circus" that acted as a distraction to the side.

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