Babbel writes off Bolt's A-League chances

Usain Bolt

He still doesn't have a football contract, but the Mariners tweeted a video of his first goal and it has been watched more than six million times, giving a fair indication of the worldwide interest in Bolt's career change.

Postecoglou, who won back-to-back A-League titles as coach of Brisbane Roar, said "good on" Bolt for trying but the 53-year-old was quick to underline the scale of his task.

The league's next registration period does not open until January 3, which could leave Bolt on the sideline for the first half of a season tipped to be one of the most open in years.

Bolt has been on trial at Central Coast Mariners in New South Wales as he attempts to earn a contract at the A-League team, but had been offered a guaranteed deal from Valletta, who are bidding to break into the Champions League.

'The A-League receives much attention from him.

But he said it was hard to change sports because of the different movements involved in athletics and football.

"I've got used to this pressure many times", Honda said at the league launch.

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Babbel doesn't believe Bolt has what it takes to play in the A-League.

Western Sydney Wanderers manager Markus Babbel has delivered a scathing review of Bolt's ability as a footballer in an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick.

"But, honestly, I can not take that seriously", he added.

Despite his brace, though, Bolt's general play still looked some way below the standard of a top-tier player.

"With all due respect, that won't be good enough in a hundred years". "If I would be a player from the Mariners, it would be a little bit unusual for me because I would be doing this for 25 years and someone comes in who hasn't played professional football before and think he's good like me?"

"I saw him play".

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