Oleksandr Zinchenko planned to score with long-range strike

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Kyle Walker of Manchester City (2) celebrates after scoring his team's eighth goal with Bernardo Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko and team mates during 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)

After thrashing Burton 9-0, Manchester City striker Oleksandr Zinchenko claims that he planned to blast Burton’s net with a long-range strike in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at the Etihad.

Zinchenko carefully rejected claims suggesting that his goal was accidental and then went on to praise the team’s dominion during the game despite knowing that beating Burton was going to be a walk in the park for his team.

“Was my goal a cross!? A little respect please!,” he joked as stated in club’s official website

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“It’s the first time I’ve played in a win like this. To be fair we scored a lot of goals, we wanted more, and our fans did too.

“At half-time Pep said keep going in the same way, the same spirit and to see if we can score more.”

Brazilian Gabriel Jesus also proved himself with four goals while Kevin De Bruyne, Oleks Zinchenko, Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden the rest of the five goals.