"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".
After the game, Burton manager Nigel Clough said that one of the few positives from the match was that his team didn't concede 10 goals.
Guardiola spoke with some Burton players on the field after the game and praised the club's achievement in reaching the last four, a run which saw them beat Premier League Burnley, Championship Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough.
The Argentinean global is now on loan at the San Siro from Juve but after starting life at Milan in superb form with 7 goals in his first 9 appearances, the striker is going through a dry spell having netted just once in his last 11 outings.
The 32-year-old is the most successful skipper in the club's history, having led his side to three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup. The visitors do not have those same luxuries and will again give a major opportunity to the players who have gotten them this far - and they must be relishing the prospect of coming up against some of the best players in the world. "It's the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents", the City boss told reporters.
Pep Guardiola's side were already 4-0 ahead at half-time but Higginbotham says they did the right thing by continuing to heap misery on their opponents. "The best way is do what we have to do". "They have to be so proud, they did so well", he added. The Brazilian was a nuisance for the Burton defence and got himself into great areas for a couple of close range tap ins. We'll probably never be here again and that is how big this achievement is.
Clough also revealed that Guardiola invited him for a sportsmanlike drink after the final whistle. "That says an bad lot about them". He is a young manager, getting incredible results.