Tottenham Hotspur will not be wearing their iconic Lilywhite home jersey against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final next month after losing a coin toss (Standard).
It was determined that Man City’s sky blue home kit and the white of Tottenham would be a kit clash and, therefore, one team would have to change.
After losing the coin toss, Tottenham decided to opt for their dark green away kit rather than their bright yellow third kit.
Of course, Spurs do have recent success playing against Man City in a green kit thanks to their famous victory over them in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2019.
Spurs and Man City go head to head for the League Cup on April 25, with the trophy representing Tottenham’s only remaining chance of picking up silverware this season.
The Lilywhites have been without a trophy in North London since 2008, a 13-year wait since they lifted this very League Cup after beating Chelsea in the final.
Spurs had this to say on the kit choice: “We can confirm that we shall play this season’s Carabao Cup Final in our away kit due to a colour clash with opponents Manchester City.
“With our home Lilywhite and blue kit deemed to conflict with our opponents’ sky blue and white strip, we are required to wear alternative colours for the match, as determined by the traditional toss of a coin.
“This will not be the first time we have worn our away kit in a Wembley Final – back in 1982 we memorably wore our change colours in our FA Cup Final success over Queens Park Rangers, while we also had to use our alternative strip in the away leg of our 1984 UEFA Cup Final victory over Anderlecht.
“This season’s dark green away kit has already featured successfully in our run to the Carabao Cup Final, having been used for our hard-earned 3-1 win at Stoke City in the quarter-finals in December.”
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