With Manchester City having beaten Aston Villa 2-1 in the first Wembley final of the year to be crowned Carabao Cup champions, it has now been confirmed that the team finishing in sixth place in the Premier League will qualify for next season’s Europa League (Football.London).
That qualification spot would have gone to Villa if they had beaten Pep Guardiola’s side yesterday afternoon
Tottenham’s 3-2 defeat to Wolves was yet a major blow to the Lilywhites’ aspirations of finishing in the top four and comes on the back of last weekend’s loss at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs currently sit five points behind Chelsea in fourth, while the likes of Manchester United, Sheffield United and Wolves are all well in the race.
With Champions League qualification looking increasingly unlikely, Europa League qualification could be the best Jose Mourinho’s side can hope for.
It is also revealed that a 7th place finish could also be enough to get into the Europa League if the FA Cup is won by one of the teams who finish in the top six.
This situation could change if UEFA’s decision to ban Manchester City from European competitions for two seasons is not overturned by The Court of Arbitration for Sport (The Guardian).
Spurs Web Opinion
The likes of Manchester United and Wolves are coming into form at the right time, which makes our task of finishing fourth extremely hard. I like many other Spurs fans would prefer us to miss out from Europe altogether next season instead of playing Thursday night football. However, Jose will likely want Europa League qualification as it is a competition we can win.
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