Manchester City showed Burton Albion 'respect' in 9-0 win - Pep Guardiola


Manchester City scored nine goals in a record-breaking victory against Burton Albion in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.

"It's the first time I've played in a win like this", he told reporters. The best way is do what we have to do. It's easy to make the argument that it's the least important of the four competitions that City are in, but the best and most successful teams crave trophies and they will see this as another opportunity to add to their haul under Guardiola.

"We scored quickly. The difference with Premier League teams is the rhythm, when you have high intensity". I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are.

Gabriel Jesus struck four goals, while Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez were the others to score. "If they want to play quick, we want to play quicker; always we try to put water (on) but it's not necessary here because of the weather".

"I take the cups seriously".

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"Every game you have a chance but it's just about what degree that chance is".

Burton boss Nigel Clough had no complaints about the result and said his side could not have done more to stop the thoroughly ruthless Premier League champions. "It's going to be good for him, for the team, for everybody".

"We didn't expect anything less with the gulf between the two teams, we thought it could have been more", he said.

Burton's Clough believes stopping Guardiola's City, particularly when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, is a tough task.

'I don't think we could've done too much more with the quality that is out there.

"Some of the youngsters have had an experience that you can't buy".