Newcastle will play the first leg of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) semi-final against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England on the 25th at 5:00 am (Korean time). The second leg of the semi-final will be held six days later on February 1 at Newcastle’s home ground, St James’ Park.
Newcastle, which had a complete transformation last season with the capital of Saudi Arabia on its back, is aiming to advance to the final. Newcastle’s dominance is expected. Newcastle created a sensation this season and cracked the upper ranks of the English Premier League (EPL). They are currently in 3rd place with 39 points from 20 matches. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Liverpool are all under Newcastle.
Newcastle, who have risen to be a goblin team that cannot be ignored in the league, want to win trophies while raising the mood. Realistically, the chances of winning the EPL are slim. So I turned my attention to the cup competition. In the English FA Cup, they were eliminated after a shock defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Virtually all that remains is the EFL Cup. Since the opponent in the semifinals is faltering Southampton, there is a chance of winning. If you go to the final, you will meet either Manchester 온라인바카라 United or Nottingham Forest.
The reason why Newcastle desperately wants to win is that it has had nothing to do with trophies in domestic competitions. Newcastle, a historic club founded in 1892, won league and domestic cup competitions in the early and mid-1900s. Not since winning the FA Cup in 1955. Although he won championships in disappearing competitions such as the UEFA Inter Toto Cup, he suffered defeat every time in domestic competitions.
Even the number of EFL Cup wins is zero. Newcastle, which has been on the hunt for a domestic cup trophy for the first time in 68 years, is full of determination. Britain’s ‘Daily Mirror’ reported on the 24th (Korean time), “Newcastle natives Dan Byrne and Sean Longstaff explained to the team members why Newcastle needed the trophy and told them about the team’s history. The team’s motivation through history lessons It was intended to increase Buyeo,” he said.
Kieran Trippier, key player in the team, said: “I was surprised to see how trophy-free Newcastle were. Newcastle natives instilled in us these historical facts. Everyone knows how important this semi-final is. Knowing and understanding the club’s history is really good. It’s important. You don’t know when the opportunity will come. I will try to win unconditionally for Newcastle.”