Guardiola reacts after Manchester United lose to hand Man City title

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

Manchester City has been a force to reckon with throughout the 2017-18 Premier League season and they deservedly conquered the league title on Sunday after a routine victory over Tottenham.

Vincent Kompany delivered an emotionally charged speech to Manchester City fans and players after the club's title triumph.

Guardiola's side missed the chance to seal the title when they lost 3-2 at home to bitter rivals United last week, either side of two Champions League quarter-final defeats to Liverpool, and the Spaniard believes his side could still be vulnerable.

City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining matches.

"This one differs in the fact we were consistent the whole season, we played at the level we wanted to and a few times we won it before we almost threw it away". "I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City".

With 28 league victories so far, City need three more wins to top Chelsea's record of 30 Premier League wins in a season. Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it.

"Anyway, City had thrown money at it before and didn't play like this prior to Pep's arrival".

Mourinho claimed afterwards that he had not been happy after the City result because he knew they would win the league regardless and he accused some of his players of getting carried away.

"The first time you think you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you think you are never going to win it again".

Guardiola also praised his young players - with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scoring crucial goals - and he believes they will learn from their Champions League disappointment.

Former Manchester City defender Andy Hinchcliffe on Sky Sports: They have been the dominant force this season and, with the style in which they play, they are the best side the Premier League I have seen.

"I've never been able to retain the title so I want to see if this team has got it in them to carry on and be even more successful". It might be the same with City's season as a whole. "I think winning in Stamford Bridge gave us the confidence that we can do that".

"They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points. The last week was tough for us", Guardiola said.

"Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues".