Pep Guardiola says the Carabao Cup is a tournament Manchester City want to win after booking their place in the final. City set up the Wembley date, where they will play Tottenham or Chelsea, following a routine 1-0 win at Burton sealed a 10-0 aggregate triumph last night.
Sergio Aguero scored the only goal on a freezing night at the Pirelli Stadium, completing a comprehensive success for the holders that sends them to the final on February 24.
City fielded a side with a mixture of youth and experience as they went through the motions against their Sky Bet League One hosts, while Benjamin Mendy returned to action after more than two months out injured. “It went well,” Guardiola said. “The pitch was so dangerous and slippery, but we had a good game.
We missed the last pass and the finishing a little bit, but it was good. “The game was completely different from the first leg because we started with a 9-0 lead, but I didn’t see a lack of desire or playing like we believed we were something we are not. “We will try to win this competition, but the important thing is being there for a second year in succession.
We take the Carabao Cup seriously and have done in all the games we played. We are in another final and now we’re going to try to prepare well to try to win.”