Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola felt this season’s Premier League title success was the hardest yet after his team were crowned champions once again following Manchester United’s 2-1 home defeat by Leicester on Tuesday night.
City had missed the opportunity to secure a third league triumph under the Spaniard on Saturday when a saved penalty from Sergio Aguero proved costly as Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
United beat Aston Villa on Sunday and needed at least a point to put City’s celebrations on hold once again.
Guardiola continued: “At the start of every season, the Premier League is the most important title for us. This is the one where you have to be there every three days, playing all your rivals home and away.
“Only by being the very best, week in week out, can you win this competition. It is a huge success.
“It is so important to say a huge thank you to all our fans. In our toughest moments, we couldn’t hear the crowd get behind us as usual, but we know they are with us everywhere we go and that has lifted us.
“I promise them we sense their love, we appreciate it and we could not have done what we have done without it. I hope we can all celebrate together one day not too far away.”