Wanderers out to restore mojo in Coffs camp
WESTERN Sydney Wanderers will set up camp in Coffs Harbour while the Hyundai A-League takes a break for the Asian Cup.
Coach Tony Popovic hopes the team can get its mojo back and rise from the bottom of the premiership table.
It seems unthinkable but the Wanderers have yet to record a win in their first 12 games this season, making it the worst start to a season in A-League history.
Fortunes almost changed playing Melbourne Victory last Tuesday, but that also ended in a 2-1 loss leaving Popovic at his wit's end.
Perhaps all the players need is physical and mental relief after the gruelling program and impossibly high expectations of the fans during the club's extraordinary birth.
After trips to Saudi Arabia and China during the successful Asian Champions League campaign, the Wanderers also took part in the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco and goalkeeper Ante Covic said the break was much needed.
"We will have five days off now, which is what we need," he said.
"We can unwind away from football, which will be refreshing for the players, and then we can head to Coffs Harbour and work in a new environment."
Popovic is hoping for an equally positive effect for a side he claims is lacking confidence but still playing well.