Australia international Harry Kewell is keen to prove his fitness in time for the World Cup finals in South Africa.
The Galatasaray forward recently suffered a relapse of his groin injury that has prevented him from playing since January.
Kewell has admitted he is still not 100 per cent fit, but believes there is still enough time for him to recover.
“It (the injury) is still there a little bit so we’re taking precautions now,” Kewell told News Limited.
“The plan is to train this week and see how I cope. If I don’t play, then it’s not meant to be. I’m still resting these old legs.
“There are still a few more games (for Australia) before the World Cup.”
Australian team-mate, Jason Culina, believes Kewell is still a threat regardless of whether he is at full fitness or not.
Culina said: “Harry is a great player and he has shown over the years how good he actually is and whether it’s 75, 90 or 100 per cent, Harry will always contribute to the team. But even if he is at 75 per cent, I think he’s still a great asset to the team.
“He’s always working extremely hard and he is one of those players who is always in the gym and doing his best to be out on the park and that’s why he’s such a good player.
“I think he’ll be right this little setback is I think only short term, and hopefully he’ll be there against New Zealand and the friendly match after that.”