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Cirio downplays Gombau's J-League speculation

Sergio Cirio says he never feared coach Josep Gombau would leave Adelaide United for Yokohama F. Marinos, with the club desperate to deliver on their potential and turn early-season form into some silverware.

In a huge boost for the Reds and their fans Gombau confirmed on the weekend he would at least see out the season in charge, despite interest in his services by J-League club Yokohama F. Marinos.

Gombau has done a superb job since joining the club at the start of last season and Cirio was his first signing as part of his Reds revolution.

Unbeaten and flying in the Hyundai A-League and hosting the final of the Westfield FFA Cup next month, Cirio believes the entire squad and their boss feel they have some unfinished business in the City of Churches.

“I think the coach is really happy here,” Cirio told 

“I don’t know if the interest of Japan was true or not but it doesn’t matter really now.

“We are just thinking of the next game. We are in the final of the FFA Cup, are doing well in the league so we have more important things on our plate to worry about.

“The first thing for us is to improve from last season and I think we are doing very well. We have the final in a couple of weeks but we need to think game by game.

“We are all together in this. The best thing for us is to improve from last season so we can be in the finals at home, that will be a good result for us and give us a good chance [to go all the way].”



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