Burton and Manchester City like chalk & cheese, says Burton chairman Ben Robinson
By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 07/01/19 4:50pm
Burton Albion and Manchester City are "chalk and cheese", says Burton chairman Ben Robinson ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
The League One side progressed to the last four of the competition for the first time in their history with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough in December.
Burton travel to the Etihad Stadium for the first leg on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, and chairman Ben Robinson admits it is a daunting prospect.
Speaking to Sky Sports News he said: "When we saw the draw on Sky and there were four teams in the draw it started with No 1 Burton Albion. Then we looked down and we saw Chelsea, wow! Then we saw Manchester City, wow! Then we saw Tottenham, wow!
"It is very much a case of pinching ourselves and thinking it is another great occasion to look forward to.
"Manchester City are the current Premier League champions, it is over two legs so we will go there on Wednesday and we will enjoy the occasion but I think it is about damage limitation after seeing the demolition of Rotherham in the FA Cup on Sunday.
"The interest in the town has been absolutely incredible, it's really set the town buzzing.
It is the first time a third-tier side have made it to this stage since Sheffield United in 2014/15 and Robinson was asked if he is daring to dream.
"In reality, no, because we would struggle to beat their third team," he added. "That's the thing with Manchester City, they're that good.
"They got a massive squad of players that cost a fortune and earning a fortune, that's what you get in the Premier League so it's chalk and cheese.
"In reality it's going to be difficult but I'm sure all the players will go there in the right frame of mind. They won't be overawed, they'll go there to do a job and hope that we can get a reasonable result."
Tottenham and Chelsea play the first leg of their semi-final at Wembley on Tuesday, also live on Sky Sports, with the final on Sunday, February 24.