Caltex Socceroos defender Bailey Wright says his Bristol City side looks forward to testing themselves against runaway EPL leaders Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
The Championship club booked a last-four spot against Pep Guardiola’s men after their incredible 2-1 win over Manchester United on Thursday (AEDT).
Wright, the Bristol skipper, was immense for Lee Johnson’s men, keeping French international Anthony Martial quiet throughout the 90 minutes at Ashton Gate.
Now a meeting with the likes of Leroy Sane, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero awaits in the semis next month.
“When you are playing in Cups like this and you’re in the semis, you’re going to play against world-class players and world-class teams,” Wright told beIN Sports.
“That’s what we want. We want to test ourselves and mix it with the best.
“That’s what we showed [against Manchester United].”
Wright’s Bristol City are well in contention for promotion to the EPL, currently sitting in third spot in the Championship ahead of the busy festive schedule.
While promotion is the club’s main focus over the next few months, the Melbourne-born defender says the win over Jose Mourinho’s men will live long in the memory.
“It’s pretty special. We weren’t just here to take part, we wanted to make history and we did that...and we deserved it as well,” the Australian defender said.
“It’s moments like this you have to take it all in and enjoy it because this is what football is all about.
“But we’re ready to keep cracking on and go one step further and see where it takes us.”
City’s focus returns to league action this weekend with a clash against Caltex Socceroo midfielder Massimo Luongo’s QPR.
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