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Why Tottenham loss to Man City does not mean inevitable defeat in the Carabao Cup final
By Bruce Grove -

Based on the manner of the defeat to Man City yesterday, who it must be noted was without Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, you would think that defeat is inevitable in the Carabao Cup final but that would be the wrong conclusion to draw.

History, including recent events, is littered with remarkable turnarounds in fortunes.

Take Southampton last season, they lost 9-0 to Leicester City in the Premier League at home and when they played the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium, the Saints won 2-1.

Some may say but Leicester is not Man City, fine, then let’s take City as an example, last season they lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final after beating them 3-0 at the Etihad, the exact same score that Spurs lost by yesterday.

There are many more examples, as I say, history is littered with such reversals and while the odds still favour a City victory, it is far from a foregone conclusion.

Jose Mourinho will know this and you can take it to the bank that he will remind his players of these facts, he will also remind them that they have lost just once to City in their last four meetings.

Right now it feels hopeless but there are still good reasons to feel confident that Mourinho and the lads will deliver silverware this season for the first time in over a decade.

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Selsey Bill
Selsey Bill
11 months ago

I was quietly confident before the CL final.
I don’t think I could stand another loss in a final.

Paul
Paul
11 months ago

VAR not a fan and will never be. The Refs have gone backward as professional trusted to call a game on basic instincts human errors and all. The penalty against Spurs proves the Ref looks for contact and whether the player expecting contact will go down. Fair enough. Here is the the problem: The type of football move Gundagon tried to execute was one that he stick his lead foot out to pull the ball behind lead leg. With the defender so close in proximity he has now violated the rights of the defender to have equal rights to the ball. In other words the offensive player should not be entitled to any more space than the defender would and in this case Ikay left his leg out across a player that was trying desperately to avoid contact. The penalty was a travesty, but stupid rules and the refers so far remove from the nous of what football moves looks like have given us these silly penalties weeks after weeks.

Last edited 11 months ago by Paul
Cabspur
Cabspur
11 months ago

We at least will have regi back ,we need to rest key.players Pierre is knackered for a start.
If we have stuffed our league chances by then throw in some youngsters.
They are favourites but it’s a one off.
Coys

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
11 months ago

We beat them 2-0 then they beat us 3-0 yep turn arounds happen a lot, ours mostly happen after the start off the New Year and end in May.

Jim Mckevitt.
Jim Mckevitt.
11 months ago

Well then Bruce you have convinced me. I’m going all in, I’m putting the house on Spurs to win the 2021 Carabao Cup.

Jim Mckevitt.
Jim Mckevitt.
11 months ago
Reply to  Bruce Grove

😁👌😜

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
11 months ago
Reply to  Jim Mckevitt.

For Spurs to win we must hope that Citeh have the Title wrapped up and are involved in the CL. It will help if they are still in the FA Cup. Mostly Psychological but then again who gives a F£%k.

Simon Watson
Simon Watson
11 months ago

We will get dicked in the final. 4-0 City is my guess.

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
11 months ago

Hope springs eternal

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