Pep Guardiola has labelled the 2020/21 Premier League title success because the hardest of his profession and devoted it to Manchester City legend Colin Bell, who handed away earlier this 12 months.
City had been topped champions with three matches to spare on Tuesday evening because of Leicester’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Previous Trafford.
However it solely confirmed what has been inevitable and apparent for months now, with Guardiola’s males head and shoulders above the remainder of the league from about November onward.
Nonetheless, the City boss, who now has three Premier League titles to go together with his separate trio of La Liga and Bundesliga triumphs, insists this was the ‘hardest one’.
He mentioned: “This has been a season and a Premier League title like no different. This was the toughest one. We are going to all the time bear in mind this season for the best way we received. I’m so proud to be the supervisor right here and of this group of gamers.
“They’re so particular. To come back by this season, with all of the restrictions and difficulties we’ve confronted – and present the consistency we’ve is exceptional. It’s relentless.
“Each single day, they’re there, preventing for fulfillment, making an attempt all the time to be higher. They’ve been so, so resilient.”
Guardiola additionally devoted the title to the followers who weren’t there to see it, in addition to City icon Bell, one of many membership’s biggest ever gamers who died aged 74 in January.
He added: “I promise them (the followers) we sense their love, we respect it and we couldn’t have finished what we’ve finished with out it.
“I hope we will all have fun collectively sooner or later not too far-off. It has been such a tough 12 months for thus many individuals.
“This one is absolutely for our followers and for Colin Bell and all his household.”
In the meantime, City’s gamers may not be capable of celebration collectively in particular person, however they’ve been having loads of enjoyable on social media.
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