Tottenham have had an extremely poor week in the Premier League, having taken just one point from their last three league games, a run of results that has seen them drop from the top spot to sixth in the table.
The Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Stoke City this evening comes as a welcome distraction for Jose Mourinho’s men as it allows them the chance to focus on a different competition and potentially turn their form around.
The competition arguably represents Tottenham’s best chance of winning silverware this season, with a win over the Potters o guaranteeing the Lilywhites a place in the semi-final.
Getting their hands on the trophy can help break Spurs’ trophy hoodoo and give the players the confidence to potentially go after bigger honours later in the season.
However, that might not quite be the case as the EFL have announced that the final of the Carabao Cup has been moved back two months, closer to the end of the season.
The Wembley showpiece, which was initially earmarked for February 28, has now been pushed back to April 25.
The EFL have explained that they have done so in order to give fans the best chance of attending the final as London is currently under Tier 4 restrictions, which means fans are not allowed to enter stadia.
The EFL said about their decision: “The number of fans permitted will be dependent on Government guidance in place at the time and it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give clubs and their fans the best opportunity to attend in person.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It is unlikely that more than a few thousand fans would be allowed back in the stadium even in April. So, I do not see much sense in moving the final back. If we were to qualify for the final, the game will come at a crucial point in our Premier League and Europa League run and could thus potentially make or break our season.
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