WANDERERS | Coach laments missed chances

TIGHTLY FOCUSED: Brendan Hamill, of the Western Sydney Wanderers, and Goran Paracki, of the Phoenix, tussle for possession. Picture: AAP
TIGHTLY FOCUSED: Brendan Hamill, of the Western Sydney Wanderers, and Goran Paracki, of the Phoenix, tussle for possession. Picture: AAP

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Josep Gombau bemoaned his side's inability to seize opportunities after surrendering the lead against Wellington Phoenix to settle for a 1-1 draw on Saturday night. 

While the Wanderers remain undefeated in their four games in 2018, a lack of clinical finishing in front of goal in the first half has cost them four points in their past two games. It was the second time in as many matches Western Sydney settled for a point from a winning position and it's becoming a point of frustration for the Spaniard.

"It's a result we need to keep when we're winning 1-0 but I think it's fair," Gombau said. "In the last two games we had the chance to win games but we didn't take it so we need to improve."

An improved mentality and a stronger showing in their recent fixtures provided some confidence for a team that's changing its style.

Gombau denied their poor finishes to games was a fitness issue. "No, I don't think so, really it's true we're not scoring at the end of the games. I don't think it's a physical reason, sometimes in football it's just like this. The good thing is we’re scoring and the good thing is we have the chance to score more.”

While frustrated the Wanderers couldn't return across the Tasman with all three points, Gombau was pleased by the growing confidence in the squad.

This story Lost opportunity first appeared on Liverpool City Champion.

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