Pep Guardiola speaks out for the first time since being crownd champion

Manchester City added a fifth Premier League title in ten years to their trophy cabinet last night, made official via Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City.

It’s the latest in a seemingly endless list of honours for Pep Guardiola, who reflected on his latest win immediately after the game.

Speaking to the City website, Pep reminisced on what has been a bizarre, gruelling season and reiterated that the Premier League is the toughest competition to win.

“Every day, the league is every day,” Guardiola began.

“In cups and knockout anything can happen but the league is every day. We did it incredible. Everything started that night in December when we won in Southampton until 7th of March when we lost to United.

“That period, 19th December to 7th March we won absolutely everything of the games and that made the Premier League possible.

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“I feel relief, incredible, happy for many people. It’s a massive achievement for the massive contenders and opponents we had in this league in difficult lockdown. Everyone knows. We’re incredibly satisfied.”

The 50-year-old went on to discuss City’s dominance of the league over the last decade.

“In ten years, Manchester City has won the Premier League five times. Everything the club has done in the past 10 years, since Sheikh Mansour took over, Khaldoon became the Chairman, leading the rest of the people. We did it! So it is a big compliment for everyone,

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“We have won five Premier Leagues, in the toughest [league]. I have been in Spain, I have been in Germany and I can say that this is the toughest one. This is the toughest league, I would say by far, and for so many reasons. So to win five Premier Leagues in ten years means a lot for this organisation.”

City will of course, get the chance to lift the trophy in front of a limited capacity of 10,000 fans when they host Everton on May 23.

Six days later, Pep will have a chance to make history, when City meet Chelsea in the Champions League final on May 29.

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