Pep Guardiola: English game will 'always be grateful' for Spaniard - Gary Lineker

Hope Soto
April 17, 2018

But this time injured Aguero did not even take part in the win at Spurs on Saturday night which, together with Manchester United 's home defeat by West Brom, handed the Blues the crown.

After a mixed first season in England, Guardiola faced questions about whether his methods were a good fit for the Premier League.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and players applauding fans. "Our City. Premier League Champions 17/18". That is just one of a welter of statistical feats that have led some to rank City among the Premier League's greatest ever teams.

However, while the final whistle at Old Trafford (the irony) was the defining moment in the fate of the trophy, it was certainly not the most influential in the Citizens' season.

It's not just two games, it's about the course of the season and the quality football that City have played game after game.

"I think he is one of the best coaches in the world and I'm really grateful to be able to work with him". I'm buzzing, over the moon, so happy and proud to be able to share this with all of our fans, everybody who's been there to support us especially in this last week as many know it's been very hard but at the same time we've bounced back, we're champions now and thank you to all of you, It's an incredible season. In fact, no team has won back-toback Premier Leagues since Man United in 2008 and "09, highlighting its difficulty". I've never retained a title'.

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City manager Pep Guardiola is the first Spaniard to win the English title.

"I think we share one thing - he's been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied".

'We needed a period of adaptation...his methods were the right ones, we believed in him.

Sergio Aguero looked set to ousted due to Guardiola's clear preference to Brazil wonderkid Gabriel Jesus, but the 29-year-old worked his way back into the reckoning upon Jesus' injury - scoring 21 goals in 23 starts and etching his name into City folklore by becoming the club's all-time record goalscorer.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: I knew that sooner or later they would be champions and if I was in their position I would be very upset if somebody said that they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Bromwich Albion. "This club is absolutely awesome in all terms". Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.

"For all Manchester City supporters, at home and globally, it is time to celebrate, acknowledge our friendship and enjoy our passion together".

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