Guardiola stats that Man City title winners will be remembered permanently


Pep Guardiola has actually won 10 league titles in his managerial career - three at Barcelona, 3 at Bayern Munich and four at Manchester City.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side were "legends" after they protected their fourth Premier League title in 5 seasons.It is Guardiola's 11th prize in six years since coming to England.

" We are legends. We will be remembered. This group of players are absolutely everlasting in this club," said Guardiola.

" What we achieved, it is so difficult to do it. Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United has actually done it years ago - two or 3 times - now I realise again the magnitude of doing this. Now we are part of this."

City were 2-0 to Villa with 15 minutes left prior to substitute Ilkay Gundogan scored twice, either side of midfielder Rodri's goal, in a spectacular five-minute return.

Had they not won, Liverpool would have been champions.Liverpool won 3-1 at home to Wolves but could not do anything to stop Manchester City defending their title.The top 2 sides lost just five games in between them in the league all season.

" The magnitude of the accomplishment is associated with the magnitude of our competitor and I have never ever seen a team like Liverpool in my life," Guardiola added.

" Congratulations to Liverpool - they have made us better and much better weekly."

Asked whether he planned to stay beyond his existing contract, which ends at the end of next season, he added: "I do not have the energy or desire to think of next season now.

" Every season is more difficult. I would not betray the club - they provide me probably the most amazing moments in my life but I need to feel it, the players need to feel it and the club has to feel it.

" Now it is time to celebrate. We are champions again."

' I was almost sobbing when I had it in my hands' Grealish enjoyed win title in 'ideal way'

Forward Jack Grealish joined City for a British record ₤ 100m in August from Aston Villa and he stated he was "nearly crying" when he finally got his hands on the Premier League prize.It was the very first time in 17 years that City had come from 2-0 down in a league game to win.

" I've had a few moments in my life and in football however this is certainly best up there. I've come here to win trophies and to do it is unbelievable," Grealish told BBC Radio 5 Live.

" Truthfully I didn't think we were going to win, I simply didn't. Sometimes you have those bad feelings in your head and I just didn't believe we were going to do it."

Forward Raheem Sterling, who spent three years at Liverpool, stated Jurgen Klopp's team had "pressed" City to accomplish more success.

" Each year we come in and we know how difficult it will be with the teams we have," he stated.

" Liverpool are a fantastic opponent and every year they press us to the wire and this is why we achieve things like this."

Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who was called Premier League player of the year previously , said his side fought up until completion because they had absolutely nothing to lose.

" You simply go for it - you're losing anyhow. You wish to change the scenario which's what we did," he added.

' Proud to bring this title to Ukraine'

Oleksandr Zinchenko was in tears at full-time as he used the Ukrainian flag throughout his shoulders

Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko began at half-time for Manchester City and made an impact when he set-up the second goal for Rodri.

He commemorated on the pitch later on with a Ukrainian flag draped across his shoulders, posturing for pictures, prior to wrapping it around the prize.

" [These are] unforgettable feelings for me - for all Ukrainians who at the minute are starving, and making it through in my nation because of Russian hostility," he stated.

" I am so proud to be Ukrainian and to bring this title to Ukraine, for all Ukrainian people, since they deserve it.

" It indicates whatever for me - I would die for these people and their support. What people gave me and what they have actually done for me throughout this period - the toughest period of my life - I am so pleased and I will always remember this, never in my life."

' You will not get many much better seasons'

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown said it would have been a "travesty" if City had lost out on a trophy this season, with Liverpool having actually gotten the two domestic cups along with establishing a Champions League final against Real Madrid.Former England striker Alan Shearer included: "What a team, what a season and what a standard of football we've experienced.

" It's just incredible what Pep Guardiola's got at Manchester City and what Jurgen Klopp has at Liverpool. It was a fantastic afternoon for the neutral.

" I fidgeted and I do not really care who wins it - so god knows what those advocates were going through, as that was one tense afternoon. Extraordinary."

' We chased the best team on the planet'

Liverpool 3-1 Wolves: Jurgen Klopp congratulates Manchester City on 'well-deserved' title. Liverpool boss Klopp said it was a "joy" to deal with his players every week, but they needed "a bit more consistency in the first half of the season" to beat City to the title.However, he explained their achievements this season as "outrageous" and stated they had pushed "the best team on the planet" to the final day.

" [Finishing second] is the story of my life," he stated. "I'm still record-holder for not getting promoted in Germany with the acmes tally. You require to get more points than every other team, but we didn't do that.

" You can't do more than provide your outright best and that's what the boys did again. We went after the very best team in the world to the wire. That's definitely special. We'll develop a team once again and go again.

" These boys played an outrageous season. This is not completion, just a result of the season."

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