Western Sydney Wanderers defender Jack Clisby believes the team has “overcome” what has been at times a tumultuous season for the club.
The Wanderers had an awkward start to the season losing coach Tony Popovic to Turkish club Karabükspor before settling on Josep Gombau with Hayden Foxe filling in as interim manager in-between.
“We’d done a full pre-season under the coaches and we had a game plan leading into round 1,
“It didn’t just shock the players or the club but the whole league, it was a very unique situation the way it happened,” Clisby said.
While the interrupted start to the season was not ideal for the club, Clisby told FNR_Football Nation Radio “you can understand why [Popovic] would take that opportunity to go to Europe.”
Clisby was guest on The Four Diegos last night where he revealed the challenges the team faced throughout the year and how it has made them stronger heading into the finals.
“At that moment it was hard for the players and the club especially but we’ve overcome that now,” Clisby said.
Western Sydney currently sit sixth on the A-League ladder heading into the final round where a win against the fifth placed Adelaide United will secure their place in the finals.
“At this point in time heading into the finals it’s looking a lot more promising for us to what it was a month ago,” Clisby said.
The Four Diegos airs every Monday and Thursday from 6pm (AEST) on FNR_Football Nation Radio