Although Burton Albion Wednesday, by as much as 9-0 crashed at Manchester City in the League Cup, manager Nigel Clough proud of his team. The Englishman finds it a plus that a tenth still in strong position did not come.
“We have already written history by so far in the tournament,” said Clough, who with Burton on the third level of England suits, after the one-sided contest at the Etihad Stadium.
“It was not us tonight, but to the performance as a whole. We remained there until the last minute to go and the City fans shouted for a tenth goal, but we have to avoid that. That is very positive. A number of young players a priceless experience.”
Midway was the City manager Josep Guardiola is already on 4-0 and after resting walked the number two of the Premier League so continues to rise. Gabriel Jesus was with four goals for the big man in the home team.
“Of course it is not fine if you have all those goals to see without you there’s something you can do about it,” said Clough. “Guardiola asked me to put together a glass of wine to drink, and hopefully the more than one glass.”
Burton manager Nigel Clough in conversation with his Manchester City colleague Josep Guardiola. (Photo: ProShots)
Guardiola: ‘We took the game really seriously’
Guardiola rejoiced also at the tête-à-tête with Clough. “We’re going to indeed enjoy a drink together. I know how important his father was, he was a genius,” he said about Brian Clough, a successful manager of Derby County and Nottingham Forest.
The City coach was happy that his team is full for continued to go against Burton. “It’s never easy to do this kind of matches to play and we took it really seriously. After the second and third goal it became easier and we were faster,” said the Spaniard.
“Of course, we are now sure of the final, but we have the return still play, and will also contest seriously. Burton has a great tournament to be polite and should be proud.”
Attacker Jesus this season is not always sure of goals and was so happy that he could show. “I’ve never four times scored. We have really well played, with respect for the opponent.”
City in final against Tottenham or Chelsea
In the final take City against Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea. The ‘Spurs’ won the heenduel Tuesday with 1-0 through a controversial goal from Harry Kane.
City recently in the FA Cup with 7-0 Rotherham United won, is suing the league on Monday with a home game against middenmoter Wolverhampton Wanderers. The gap to the leader of Liverpool is four points.
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