There’s a lot of football happening very early on after the start of the season, and Tottenham Hotspur’s schedule just got more crowded. The draw for the League (Carabao) Cup Third Round took place this morning, and Spurs found out their opponent.
The bad news is that Spurs got drawn away again. The good news is that it’s against a League Two opponent, and it’s hopefully still in London — Tottenham was drawn away to the winner of Leyton Orient vs. Plymouth, with the match taking place on September 22.
Orient is a club that is a popular “other club” for a lot of London Premier League fans, and it’s also special to Harry Kane — it was the club that gave him a chance on loan when he was a young striker just trying to make his mark in the world. Because of that, Kane decided to sponsor Orient’s shirts for the 2020-21 season out of his own pocket, displaying various charities of Kane’s choosing on the front of their kits this season.
It potentially puts Kane in the weird position of perhaps having to play against the team who’s shirts he’s sponsoring. That said, it’s very possible that Kane may not play in this match at all, as it’s coming in a very busy period of time for Spurs. Check out their schedule:
- EPL — vs. Everton, 9/13
- Europa — @ Plovdiv, 9/17
- EPL — @ Southampton, 9/20
- Carabao Cup — @ Leyton Orient/Plymouth, 9/22
- Europa — @ Botosani/Shkëndija, 9/24
- EPL — vs. Newcastle, 9/26
- Carabao Cup Fourth Round, 9/29
- Europa — Play-off round (TBD), 10/1
- EPL — @ Manchester United, 10/3
Yes, that’s four matches in eight days starting with Southampton. Spurs are going to either need some help from the league (muffled guffaw) or will have to heavily rotate for a lot of these matches. So thank your lucky stars that Spurs weren’t drawn against, IDK, Carlisle or Newcastle or something.