Burton Albion manager Brian Clough has credited his team for restoring their pride after limiting Manchester City to just a goal in their second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.
With City already securing a place in next month’s final after their 9-0 victory in the first leg two weeks ago, it was damage limitation for Burton as they looked to avoid the biggest losing margin in League Cup history.
But an impressive display limited Pep Guardiola’s men to few chances, while Burton caused the Premier League champions problems in the other direction.
“We were close two or three times but I’m very pleased with how we played,” Clough told Sky Sports.
“We got our pride back. We did everything we could. Being at home, the pressure was off as the tie was over but we put in a good performance against top players.”
“We were brave on the ball, played it when we could and we caused them problems.”
“I watched the last few Premier League games and we caused them as many problems as Wolves and Huddersfield did.”
“The youngsters will learn so much from being on the same pitch as these magnificent players. Their attitude, everything.”
“Hopefully we have made a few quid from the run but it’s more about the experience.”