Nigel Clough believes Burton Albion's 5-0 humbling at the hands of Leeds United today says more about the hosts than his Brewers side.
Thomas Christiansen's Whites were in ruthless, scintillating form as they extended their unbeaten start to the campaign, romping into a 3-0 lead before the break thanks to goals from Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Kalvin Phillips and Pablo Hernandez's penalty.
The onslaught continued after the break, some slick passing and movement stretching the Albion defence to allow Kemar Roofe to slam home a fourth, the same man then getting in behind to lob a cross onto the head of Lasogga, who capped a fine debut with his second.
Burton struggled to get a foothold at any stage and were sent to their heaviest Championship defeat - a loss they will need to recover from quickly ahead of Tuesday's trip to Norwich City.
But Clough did not seem too concerned by his side's struggles, focusing instead on the class showed by their opponents.
"It was unbelievably tough," he said of the Brewers' loss at Elland Road.
"I thought it was more about how good Leeds were than what we could do.
"We couldn't do anything to stop them this afternoon - I thought they were excellent from the first minute.
"They are very good, they're an unbeaten Championship outfit.
"They've not conceded a goal here at Elland Road, and we didn't look like changing that today.
"We were a bit sloppy on the ball at times, gave it away needlessly.
"But the gulf in quality was there for everyone to see."