"Big congratulations to Burton for what they have done, they have beaten teams from Premier League and Championship and deserved to be here", he said.
The Reds' 2-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux in the FA Cup was the second time they've exited a cup competition at the first time of asking, following the EFL Cup defeat to Chelsea at Anfield in September.
The Gunners managed to qualify to the fourth round after they convincingly beat Blackpool over the weekend where Elneny was given his regular start by Unai Emery in cup competitions. The best way is to do what we did. We wished we could get 10, maybe next time.
Son of legendary manager Brian Clough, who led Nottingham Forrest to win two European Cups, Clough was in his first spell in charge when Burton, then in English football's fifth tier, held a Manchester United boasting Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney 0-0 in the FA Cup in 2006.
The Owls and Hatters drew their initial Third Round tie 0-0, and the incentive for both sides in their upcoming replay will be a chance to test themselves at the home of the Premier League giants. 'We spoke about keeping it simple at half-time. I wanted to congratulate them for an incredible tournament. We're going to play a lot from the second team and those who don't get many minutes.
"It's not about tonight, it's about Burton Albion getting to the semi-final of the League Cup", he said. "My experience from previous clubs, when you have chance to reach a final you take it". 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.
"Yesterday I never watched one game, today I watched one and this afternoon I will see another with my analyst".