Burton Albion manager Brian Clough insists the team played the difficult conditions to their advantage against Manchester City.
Clough also revealed his delight with his team’s aggression during their 1-0 loss to the Premier League champions in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.
Clough, who briefly brought his dog into his post-match press conference, said, according to talkSPORT:
“We got our foot in and were physical without being reckless and silly and hurting people.”
“It did get a bit crispy towards the end. I think the chairman checked it was 65 minutes before refunds!”
“We kept the covers on as late as possible and that protected the pitch. I think they were wondering when we were going to turn the undersoil heating on!”
Speaking about his team’s display, Clough said:
“For a League One team to cause them as many problems as Premier League teams do – I know they had some young players playing but they still had enough big hitters out there.”
“We got about them a bit and I’m just a bit disappointed we didn’t get the goal we could have had.”
“It’s been a brilliant experience for our players to be on the same pitch as some of them and for our supporters to see them here.”