If we don't manage to get our quarter-final rearranged then we are going to forfeit the League Cup. We can't play in the midlands on the 17th & then in Qatar the day after, these are just simple facts. It's easy to say "I want to win everything" but if this is the case then it's literally impossible. If we manage to rearrange the League Cup game to a manageable slot then sound.
We will play the League Cup game. I don't know when, but we will play it. As ever, an alternative date will be found and it will be sorted. We won't be playing our strongest team anyway.
Winning the European Cup means we're automatically into the WCC, as the UEFA representative. We've been aware of this scenario since the final whistle was blown in Madrid, but we will deal with it when the time comes. As I said, I want the League Cup also, but there is no way I want to sacrifice the WCC. It doesn't come along every year, and all the biggest clubs across the globe have won this competition. It's about time we did.
People ask me regularly if I had a choice between this cup and that one, which would it be. I celebrate every trophy we win, there hasn't been many of them since we won in Dortmund. Barcelona won all 6 major trophies in a calendar year, about 10 years ago. So it's not impossible. Obviously I'm not expecting to win them all, but that doesn't mean I don't want to.