Manchester City result: Pep didn’t expect goal haul against Burton
Football 10 January 2019 15:34 GMT
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed he didn’t expect the 9-0 result with Gabriel Jesus grabbing four goals in the first leg of the carabao cup.
“We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn’t expect to score so many goals,” Guardiola said.
“It’s good for us because we can play the second team and players who don’t play so many minutes. In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions.”
“It’s the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents,” Guardiola said. “If you are 4-0 up and forget to continue, you don’t have respect for the competition or your opponent. The best way is do what we have to do.”
Nigel Clough said:
“I don’t think we could’ve done too much more with the quality that is out there,” he said. “One or two goals we’ll pick apart where we could’ve done better, especially the first one, but the gulf between the two teams is far too much to make up tonight.
“We’re talking about United, Arsenal, and Chelsea bridging the gap between themselves and the top three – we’re halfway down League One so we’ve got no chance.”