Viduka considering comeback

Socceroos great in two minds whether to return

Viduka: possible comeback

Former Newcastle striker Mark Viduka says he is 'in two minds' about whether to return to the game.

The 34-year-old Australian frontman is said to be considering playing in the A-League after more than 10 months out.

Viduka snubbed several European offers at the start of the season and the Socceroos' World Cup campaign for a hiatus from the sport.

However, he appears to have reached a dramatic change of heart and could now make his comeback should his physical condition allow it.

Two minds

Viduka says his pending return will very much depend on whether or not his body can stand the rigours of professional football.

"I'm still in two minds (whether I'll play again)," he told Fox Sports.

"The A-League is unbelievable. People are into it, it's a credit to Mr (Frank) Lowy (Football Federation Australia chairman) and whoever set it up, they did such a good job.

"Whether I'm going to play in it or not, I'll have to see. I'll have to see whether my body can take it."

Viduka is said to have had an informal discussion with A-League new boys Melbourne Heart over a possible deal.


He spoke of an approach by Fulham in pre-season which he snubbed in favour of spending time with his family.

"Roy Hodgson was very interested," he said. "But the thing that made me decide against that was I was on my holidays and it was the first time after so many years that I didn't want to go back playing."

He added: "My last season at Newcastle I was injured a lot.

"I thought to myself my body's trying to tell me something after all these years of taking it to the limit."