Cornthwaite on implementing a new style under Gombau


Wanderers Hyundai A-League captain Robbie Cornthwaite says the team is looking forward to implementing Josep Gombau’s new style and will be concentrating on what they can control in their next match against Melbourne City.

Gombau took his first training session with the team on Thursday morning after being appointed last week as the new head coach of the Wanderers Hyundai A-League team.

After spending the last week at the club getting to know the surroundings and the squad, Cornthwaite says the team know exactly what to expect from Gombau.

“Everyone knows, from his time at Adelaide, that he likes to keep the ball and play attacking football so that’s going to take a bit of time to implement,” said Cornthwaite.

“It’ll be step-by-step but we’ve got an experienced and talented group so hopefully we are able to grasp those new ideas quite quickly.

“As the weeks roll out, you’ll be able to see more and more of that come into our game.”


Despite being undefeated in the Hyundai A-League, Cornthwaite admits that there were opportunities where the Red & Black could have secured the three points, having only won one of five matches.

“To be honest, we’ve missed a couple of opportunities,” said Cornthwaite.

“To pick up a point away from home is a positive, but we put ourselves in a position to win those games so to not come away with three points is disappointing.

“We’ve put ourselves in a position to win all of our matches and we are just concentrating on what we can control.

“It’s still early in the season and this group knows what it is capable of.

“When we play our best football we are going to be very hard to stop.”

Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 12 November, 7:00pm