Gombau laments Wanderers' missed chances in Jets draw
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Josep Gombau was left frustrated by his side’s wasteful finishing in Friday night’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle Jets.
The Wanderers twice lead the Jets through a brace to Oriol Riera but failed to make the most of their chances as Newcastle fought back to grab a point.
Gombau paid tribute to cracking strikes from Newcastle’s Dimi Petratos and Andrew Nabbout but lamented his side’s inability to capitalise in front of goal in the second half.
“They scored two unbelievable goals. We scored two goals plus in the second half we had three chances that 90% of the time these chances go in,” Gombau said at the post-match media conference.
“We need to finish this game. We need to kill this game [off].
“I am happy with the performance of the team in terms of the football that we play and what we create.
“I can’t be happy that we didn’t finish [the chances].
"That is football. Football is to put the ball inside the net.”
The points leaves Western Sydney in sixth spot on the ladder, four points ahead of the rejuvenated Brisbane Roar.
Gombau’s side face league-leaders Sydney FC in a blockbuster local derby next weekend.