Manchester City have been crowned the 2020-21 Premier League champions after second-placed Manchester United suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City at Old Trafford yesterday.
In a statement, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola said this was the hardest won Premier League title insisting that City have shown remarkable consistency in turbulent times, overcoming a grueling fixture schedule by heavily rotating the squad to ensure every player has played a part in this success.
“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other. This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way that we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players.
“They are so special. To come through this season – with all the restrictions and difficulties we’ve faced – and show the consistency we have is remarkable. It is relentless. Every single day, they are there, fighting for success, trying always to be better. They have been so, so resilient,” he added.
Meanwhile, Manchester City have overcome the unique challenges of this season to reclaim the Premier League crown. But now comes the tricky debate about greatness as City remain on course for a Treble this season.
Having already secured the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win over Tottenham and added the Premier League title to their trophy haul, Guardiola’s troops could yet cap their season with the club’s first-ever Champions League trophy after reaching the final for the first time.
Manchester City are still expecting to win the Uefa Champions League for the first time in their history and they are also going to play with Chelsea in the final on 29 May this month.
More so, the Premier League title is the 10th major honor Guardiola has won since taking charge at City in 2016, and it comes a week after his men booked a place in the UEFA Champions League final.
However City have shown remarkable consistency in turbulent times, overcoming a gruelling fixture schedule by heavily rotating the squad to ensure every player has played a part in this success.