The magic of the FA cup, they said. Come to the Riverside stadium they said. Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly be hoping that this afternoon’s pursuit of domestic silverware can add, and not detract to the mood at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Spurs fans (at least) will be reunited with Jonathan Woodgate, whose memorable ball-to-face type header won us our last piece of silverware, the League cup back in 2008.
Woody said of Jose,”[Mourinho] is an exceptional manager who’s won everything in the game so it will be good to pit my wits against him.”
Spurs XI Gazzaniga, Aurier, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen (C), Sessegnon, Winks, Eriksen, Lucas, Dele, Son.
Domestic cups are Jose’s thing. The 56-year-old has won the League Cup in 2005, 2007 and 2015 at Chelsea and the FA Cup in 2007, and he also reached the final of this competition with Manchester United in 2018.
Prediction: BTTS @21/10.