Guardiola: The 2018/19 Premier League was the toughest title of my career

May 15 08:01 2019

Manchester City also became the first ever English side to score more than 156 goals across all competitions after netting in the Manchester Derby last month. Pep Guardiola said: “Back-to-back titles is more hard”. Liverpool has won five, including 2005, and could move up to third place all-time with their sixth title.

Whoever gets their hands on the silverware will have earned it the hard way after phenomenal campaigns from both clubs.

The Reds, who have won eight matches in a row, have 94 points from 37 matches.

Albion scraped Premier League survival by two points following just two wins from 18 top-flight matches since the turn of the year.

The chant has been sung by City fans for some time, with the lyrics also including “Ramos injured Salah” (in the Champions League final last year), although City’s players have no hesitation in altering singing “Kompany injured Salah” instead.

Worryingly for the likes of Liverpool, Guardiola has already promised that his team is not complete and that they will be even better next season. “I think my speech on Sunday will be zero”, he said.

Guardiola has been unable to win the Champions League since leaving Barcelona and for a manager who has been so successful, that is bound to rankle. I have the feeling next season we’ll come back.

“We had an unbelievable season”. But we want to win. “We’ll celebrate tonight and then after that it’ll be all about (the final next Saturday) and we’ll do everything we can to win this game which is so important to us”. For one, it’s an global title versus a domestic one, so that automatically gives it a leg up.

They finished 15th last season but slipped back to 17th in their second campaign back in the Premier League, after they failed to win any of their last nine games.

“It’s a trouble”, said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after their final day win against Brighton, which crowned them as Premier League champions. “But it has nothing to do with the weekend except that we should be confident”.

Guardiola topped the vote ahead of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Nuno Espirito Santo of Wolves after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the victor.

On a day of destiny, and with Liverpool winning at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, it could have spooked teams of lesser resolve.

Guardiola, as successful as he is, has adapted his famed “tiki-taka” short-passing style for the Premier League, blending pace and power into his possession-based blueprint. “It’s just a different finish”, he said.

Manager Pep Guardiola lifting the trophy after Manchester City became Premier League champions with a 4-1 victory at Brighton on Sunday. It was the first time a team have retained the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2009

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Guardiola: The 2018/19 Premier League was the toughest title of my career
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