Fulham head coach Marco Silva is in good spirits ahead of the 2023/24 English Premier League 9th round match against Tottenham Hotspur to be held at 4 a.m. on the 24th (Korean time).
On the 21st (Korean time), British soccer media outlet ‘Football 365’ said, “Tottenham is ranked first in the league, but they have had a bad result once this season,” and “It was the second round of the EFL Cup against Fulham.” pinched
Fulham and Tottenham clashed in the second round of the 2023/24 EFL Cup (League Cup) on August 30. The two teams tied 1-1 in regular time and entered a penalty shootout without overtime according to competition regulations. In the penalty shootout, which started with Fulham leading, all five Fulham kickers succeeded, while Tottenham lost 3-5 in the penalty shootout when Davinson Sánchez, who has now moved to Turkye Galatasaray, missed.
The penalty shootout loss left the game a draw, but Tottenham lost anyway and was eliminated early.
Coach Silva said at a press conference before the game, “We respect Tottenham, but we believe in our team and play,” and “I don’t know if I can put it that way, but Tottenham has had only one bad result this season. That was against us. “It was the second round of the League Cup,” he said, showing confidence against Tottenham.
“Of course, the league game and the League Cup game are different,” he said. “The last game was played at Fulham’s home, but this league game will be played at Tottenham’s home stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”
But that didn’t hinder Silva’s confidence.
Silva expressed his determination to win against Tottenham by saying, “Tottenham made changes to the team and achieved positive results. The same goes for Fulham.”
However, they could not predict an easy victory against Tottenham, who were ranked first in the league (6 wins, 2 draws) and were undefeated.
Coach Silva said, “It will not be an easy game,” and expressed respect for the home team’s upward trend, saying, “We are playing at Tottenham’s home, but more than anything, Tottenham’s upward trend is remarkable.” He added, “It will be a difficult matchup because the Tottenham players are becoming more and more connected.”짱구카지노 주소
Meanwhile, there is also an analysis that the League Cup victory report does not guarantee victory in regular league games such as the Premier League.
Manchester City, who won the treble in the 2022/23 season (winning the domestic league, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League all in one season), was also eliminated in the quarterfinals of the League Cup that season.
The opponent was Southampton, who had been relegated at the end of last season. Although Manchester City suffered a shock defeat by a score of 0-2, there was no problem achieving the treble.
Coach Silva concluded his presentation against Tottenham by saying, “All Fulham members must work together to achieve results,” and “We need proper cooperation, trust, and the will to play soccer in our own way.”