With the dust subsiding in Superliga, English football is back to focus on what is happening on the field. Manchester City and Tottenham will be decided on Sunday (4/23) the Carabao Cup, the English League Cup, starting at 12:30 pm. ESPN Brasil announces the broadcast.
The match is one of three test events the British government is conducting in the United Kingdom to check the viability of returning fans to the stadiums. Last weekend, Wembley opened for 4,000 fans to watch the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester and Southampton. This weekend, the gigantic English stadium will have 8,000 fans.
For a Tottenham fan in London, beating Guardiola’s men in the final would mean the end of a 13-year untitled fast. The last trophy lifted by Tottenham was the League Cup in the 2007/08 season.
Since then, the club has become one of the strongest clubs in England and Europe. It has a state-of-the-art training center, a multi-billion dollar private stadium, the largest stadium in London and sponsorship that earns 50 million dollars annually. However, the structure did not translate into achievements, despite repeated strikes on the post: Tottenham were runners-up in the Premier League in 2016/17, losing two finals in the English Club Cup in 2008/09 and 2014/15, and lost to Liverpool in UEFA Champions League Decision 2018/19.
This season, the team seems to have taken a step back. It was knocked out from the FA Cup and European League and is only sixth in the Premier League. The poor results culminated in the sacking of Jose Mourinho, making Tottenham the first club in which the Portuguese coach had failed to score. Ryan Mason’s 29-year-old assistant leads the team against City.
Will there be a dynasty?
Like Tottenham, Manchester City has also undergone a restructuring process recently. Unlike Sunday’s competitor, the citizens were able to translate the investment into a new rack full of prizes.
Since Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Naihan chose the blue side of Manchester to shed his petrodollars in 2008, the formerly humble English club has become a major force, winning four Premier League titles, the England Cup and five Premier League cups. Champion of Time), in addition to modernizing its stadium and facilities and relying on huge investments in society.
This season, although the dream of a four-way crown ended with defeating Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals, Guardiola’s men have a hand in the cup to win the Premier League for the third time in four years, and they are in the semi-finals. The League – the club’s biggest dream – and they can win the League Cup for the fourth time in a row against Tottenham on Sunday.