Looks like Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is intent on changing “Empty-Had” stadium to its true namesake – “Etihad stadium” – this time.
Manchester United will be facing Manchester City in this Carabao Cup tie on Wednesday – and this time Pep wants Etihad to be a full stadium instead a sparsely populated one.
“Now we have three days to prepare [to play] against United. Hopefully our fans can come and make our stadium full,” he said.
“The determination was always there in the Premier League. We are still there fighting every single day, especially at Sheffield United [last week].
“Now the determination is the next one, the Carabao Cup second leg, to get to the final. That is the target.”
While urging his fans to come, Pep also praised Liverpool – a club famous for having the best fans in the world. Anfield is known for their fan support and we all how much it can impact a game. Case in point – their 4-0 win against Barcelona last season.
“Liverpool obviously will be champions of the Premier League, but they would be champions in Spain, champions in Italy, champions in Germany,” he said. “They would be champions everywhere after 23 games, 22 victories, one draw.