Guardiola on fan return
Man City boss Pep Guardiola spoke of the possibility of fans returning before the third national lockdown and referenced the confidence the had in the government’s decision to bring them back.
“If they believe this is the best, we can do it, hopefully it will work and nothing wrong will happen. Everyone is [waiting] for fans to come back into stadiums,” he said.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 18: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates victory after the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Man City via Getty Images)
“If the government have decided this it is because they have listened to the scientists and the doctors for what is the best for everyone.
“We are a lucky profession for the fact we can do our job. How many jobs are closed and will not reopen again? We are waiting to come back for our fans.”
City fans could return not only to see them lift a Premier League title but even further trophies according the the latest news.
8000 fans for final
It has been confirmed that the League up final between Manchester City and Spurs will enable thousands of spectators to enter the ground to watch the match with people from the local area taking a priority.
Spurs and Man City fans will also be able to attend but no information about travelling mitigations has yet been announced.
A statement on the Spurs website read:
‘We can confirm that our Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City has been approved as an official test event, with 8,000 spectators permitted to attend the Wembley showpiece.
‘A proportion of these tickets will be made available to both finalists, meaning fans from ourselves and Manchester City will be granted access to Wembley Stadium for the final on Sunday 25 April as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme.
‘Tickets will also be allocated to local residents in Brent as well as NHS staff as a thank you for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.’
This more than double the amount of spectators granted entry between the second and third national lockdowns.
This will be Spurs’ first opportunity to win a trophy since the League Cup in 2008.