5 reasons why EPL managers don't take the EFL cup seriously
The EFL Cup is underway, but English Premier League coaches seem to be only mildly bothered. The 58th season of the domestic cup is open to all the English and Welsh clubs participating in the Premier League and the English Football League. Any club within top four levels of the English Football league systems can take part in the EFL Cup
Winning a competition with such wide participation should be a matter of priority and pride for top-flight clubs, but most Premier League clubs continue to take matters lightly.
Here are 5 reasons why EFL cup is not taken seriously.
5. Low prize money
League Cup winners receive £100,000 prize money and the runners-up get a sum of £50,000, which is a measly amount when stacked up against the £2 million prize money of the FA Cup, which again falls short when compared to Premier League's television money (awarded on final league position) and sponsorship deals and the earning potential from UEFA Champions League participation.
Running a football club requires deep pockets as can be seen from the exorbitant transfer fees that clubs are paying these days to buy even defenders in the transfer market.