Josep Gombau is raring to go and can’t wait to have a crack at Juventus when he manages the Foxtel A-League All Stars against the Italian Champions on Sunday August 10 at ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
“Last season I arrived to Adelaide United and I saw the (All Stars) game on TV with Manchester United, and I thought ‘Wow, this is amazing’ and now one season later they chose me to be the coach and I am so happy for this.”
“I need to say thanks to all the people that supported me. In the end I hope we can do a good job and play a good game against Juventus. I think the team we have will be competitive.”
Gombau will have a squad of 20 for the game with four of those being wild card spots selected by the Adelaide United boss.
“I think these kinds of games can help to get people to follow football. We need to know that football is not the first sport in Australia and these games make people come to the stadium and come to see a European team.”
“People can appreciate that Australian football is also good. I think it is important to play this all-star game every season because it makes people closer to the game.”
And as an added bonus, former FC Barcelona youth system boss Guillermo Amor will assist Gombau ahead of the match to help prepare the team for the match.