Oldham managed a staggering away win over Premier League strugglers Fulham whilst Cardiff were also booted out of the cup by League One side Gillingham.
The result was the heaviest League Cup defeat by any side since Liverpool beat Fulham 10-0 back in September 1986.
"We are going to enjoy the experience", he said. "The problem is if you have 10 injured players, then it's nearly impossible". When everyone is fit, it's better.
Clubs in the European Economic Area can transfer players between the ages of 16 and 18 and this arrangement has allowed many high-profile players to join English clubs at a young age, including Cesc Fabregas, Paul Pogba, Hector Bellerin and Gylfi Sigurdsson. "Then after four days we have another final at home to Wolves".
"I wanted to congratulate them for an incredible tournament", he said.
"I prefer it, definitely", he said. "You can not be 'oh, it's Burton" and we did not - that is why I'm pleased.
"The only way is to take it seriously". It's good for us because we can play the second team and players who don't play regularly.
Provisional squad: Muric, Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Delph, Gundogan, Foden, Fernandinho, Mahrez, D Silva, B Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus, Garcia, Sandler, F Nmecha.
However their manager thinks that 13 years on, the club's upcoming semi-final date with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City feels like a greater challenge.
The French World Cup victor has been sidelined since knee surgery in November but Guardiola revealed the left-back has returned to light training and is two to three weeks away from a return. We'll celebrate, it's not about tonight: it's about Burton Albion getting to the semi-final.
"You know better than me what Clough means - all he won - and the respect for the way he played, his charisma".