Sport Football Adelaide’s Gombau calls for expanded A-League

Adelaide’s Gombau calls for expanded A-League

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The A-League is better than some European competitions but needs more teams, Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau says.

The Spaniard says a 14-team league would be ideal in Australia, arguing the 10 teams in the current competition play each other too frequently.

“In the future of the league, because Australia is a big country, if we can get maybe 14 teams (it) would be a very good league,” Gombau told reporters in Adelaide on Thursday.

“This league is equal in a lot of things or even better than a lot of leagues in Europe.

“We just need to increase the number of the teams – 10 teams in a country like Australia is not enough.”

Gombau said he was impressed by the standard in his first year as an A-League coach.

“It’s a very good competition, I am enjoying it a lot,” he said.

“The standard of the A-League and the quality of the players and the intensity is very high.

“We are a very good league. But what I like, if it’s possible, is to increase the number of the teams because 10 teams is not a lot and we play a lot of games between us.”

AAP