Following their 9-0 evisceration of Burton Albion in the first leg of the Carabao Cup, Manchester City Pep Guardiola has revealed that he told his players at half-time to keep pushing for as many goals as possible out of respect for his opponents and the competition.
Guardiola named a strong starting 11 which comprised on David Silva, Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyadh Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus. City struck four goals before the halftime break and went on to add a further five after the break with Jesus grabbing four goals. The tie looks to be buried despite a second leg meeting this time away to Burton on Wednesday 23rd January.
Manchester City were ruthless and Guardiola revealed that the flurry of goals was due to respect to Burton and the competition, “We spoke about that at half-time - to play simple, let them run and try to score more goals. It's the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents.
“If you are 4-0 up and forget to continue, you don't have respect for the competition or your opponent. The best way is do what we have to do.”
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