Match Aston Villa Manchester City Manchester City has a great chance of winning the inaugural trophy in the 2019/2020 season. Pep Guardiola’s squad will face Aston Villa in the English League Cup final (Carabao Cup) on Sunday (1/3/2020).
For two consecutive seasons, City have always won in this event. In 2018, they won the trophy after a 3-0 win over Arsenal. Then in 2019, City won after beating Chelsea 4-3 through a shootout. Match Aston Villa Manchester City
Now The Citizens have the chance to win a hat trick title. Because the material players, they are above Aston Villa. That was evidenced at a meeting in the Premier League event, January 12, 2020 ago. At that time, Guardiola’s team won 6-1. Match Aston Villa Manchester City
“The mentality is the same. We have the hunger to win all competitions. There are no words to express my gratitude to the players. “It’s very difficult to maintain that hunger,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by the BBC. Match Aston Villa Manchester City
“Obviously I would rather win the Premier League. Carabao Cup is not a Premier League. Sorry, Carabao Cup! But at the same time, it’s certainly good to win, “said the 49-year-old coach. Match Aston Villa Manchester City
However, the City players are still being asked not to be overwhelmed. Because Aston Villa could have made a surprise because they had already gotten rid of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool and Leicester City. Match Aston Villa Manchester City
“We can’t think about winning. That’s less respect for opponents. Aston Villa is very organized. They have Pepe Reina, goalkeeper with extraordinary experience. They have talent, fast players in the front line, physical in midfield, and a good header as a center back, “said Guardiola.
On the other hand, Villa is aware of not winning status in this final match. But Dean Smith’s team remained optimistic looking at the match at Wembley Stadium.
“We are clearly a dark horse against a world class team (City). But I like being an underdog. Because we can fight without burden, “said Smith.
“They are a fantastic team regardless of the starting XI played. They have a fantastic coach. That is why they were able to win against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the middle of last week, “he said.
Ahead of the clash, the two teams have contradictory records. In the last three matches, City successfully won. While Villa, they lost three times in a row.