Nigel Clough: ‘I hope Guardiola’s got more than a glass of wine for me’

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Nigel Clough, Manager of Burton Albion and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City in discussion prior to the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Burton Albion at Etihad Stadium on January 9, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Burton manager Nigel Clough has elicited humor after his side suffered a humiliating 9-0 defeat to Manchester City.

He admits he hoped Pep Guardiola had “more than one glass” of wine on offer for the post-match drink.

Although Burtons hope of reaching the finals has been dashed by this heavy defeat, Clough is still in high spirits for reaching this stage of the competition and when asked what Guardiola told him at the end of the Match, Clough was full of nice words.

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“He said: ‘Come in for a glass of wine.’ I hope he’s got more than a glass,” said the visiting manager  via The Guardian

“Do I wish we hadn’t played? Not at all, we have made history in getting this far. It wasn’t about tonight it was about the achievement of getting here. We kept going right to the end, they were shouting: ‘We want 10’. And we stopped them, that’s a positive for us.

“I told them that front five, if they reach the Champions League semi-final, will give Real Madrid or whoever they play a problem.”