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Just a few days ago, Jose Mourinho said maybe it’s time for the competition to be scrapped, something he feels could help Premier League teams do better in Europe, as they would have a lighter schedule throughout the season.
Pep Guardiola practically echoed Mourinho’s words, another big team manager who focuses exclusively on what would be best for his own side, obviously not being interested in what the vast majority of the participants in the EFL Cup feel about the competition.
Arsene Wenger, a man who has already spent a… lifetime in Britain, sees things differently.
With the pressure that every club is under now, you cannot sacrifice any competition
the Arsenal manager said, definitely in favour of keeping the so-called (for sponsorship reasons) Carabao Cup as it is.
Not that the Frenchman doesn’t see the risks for the teams that progress enough.
You know that you could pay the price sometimes for it because if you go further in the League Cup, at some stage you play semi-finals where you are home and away in January, and you have the FA Cup, the Premiership
he said, insisting though that scrapping the competition is something most teams would be against, Arsenal included.