Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is looking for a goal away from Tottenham’s Hootspers.마카오토토도메인
Manchester City will face Tottenham in the fourth round of the 2023-24 England FA Cup at Tottenham Huthper Stadium in London, England, at 5 a.m. on the 27th (Korea time).
Since Tottenham moved to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Manchester City has been especially weak away from Tottenham. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened on April 3, 2019. Prior to that, it used White Hart Lane and played at Wembley Stadium during the completion of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The first showdown between Tottenham and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium took place in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. At the time, the two teams had similar status. Manchester City was the strongest team in the Premier League, while Tottenham was challenging to advance to the UCL. Manchester City was expected to dominate the match, but Tottenham won 1-0 thanks to Son Heung-min’s winning goal.
Since then, Manchester City has had nightmares about visiting Tottenham. Manchester City’s away match against Tottenham was held only in the league, and Manchester City lost all of them as it failed to score in five consecutive matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Son Heung-min has consistently shown his image as a killer of Manchester City, giving Manchester City a defeat.
Thanks to Son Heung-min’s score in the 2019-20 season, Tottenham won 2-0. In the 2020-21 season, Son scored the first goal and Tottenham won 2-0. In the 2021-22 season, Son also brought Manchester City home to score a goal. He shook the net with a left-footed shot in front of Nathan Ake. Tottenham defeated Manchester City 1-0 with Son’s winning goal.
In the 2022-23 season, Son Heung-min failed to score a goal, but Harry Kane scored a goal to beat Manchester City 1-0. Manchester City cannot help but understand. When Sake Mansour took over, Manchester City became the strongest team ever, embracing world-class players and collecting many trophies. However, Manchester City weakened only when it went to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Manchester City became the top team in the world when it achieved the treble last season. “My goal after the treble is to score a goal away from Tottenham. I really want to win the away match against Tottenham,” Guardiola said. An away match against Tottenham is a task that needs to be solved even as Guardiola mentioned it himself.
Fortunately for Manchester City, there are no Son Heung-min and Kane in this showdown. Son Heung-min was away due to the Asian Cup, and Kane moved to Bayern Munich ahead of this season. It is a golden opportunity for Manchester City to break the away jinx of Tottenham.