Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his coaching staff for his side’s Premier League title win on Saturday (May 6) but warned his team to prepare for a ‘tougher’ season next year.
Guardiola toasted his staff at a post-match news conference following his side’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town and warned his players that team’s would be even more motivated to beat them next season.
“No, no I am so satisfied but today the game, for example, the game it show me how difficult it is. So, sometimes people expect, oh it’s so easy. Clubs come here, play defensively, almost perfectly. So, a lot of credit what they have done. Someone said today I give more credit they win the Premier League for example after the West Ham game in terms it looks easy no when you win a lot of games. It’s so tough and next season it will be tougher. The opponents want to beat you, maybe you will relax and you have to be focused if you want to maintain what we have done this season and that is the, that is the point but help us to understand this game for example how difficult it will be next season because sport it is so complicated.”
City captain Vincent Kompany was surrounded by coaching staff and fellow players as he lifted the trophy with thousands of fans watching on in the stands.
Guardiola was thrown into the air by his players, an experience he must be used to considering he has now won seven league titles with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City.
The champions will have to wait to break the Premier League points record after they were held to a 0-0 draw by relegation-threatened Huddersfield.
The draw means City have 94 points, one short of the season record set by Chelsea back in 2004-05, but they still have two games left to play.
Huddersfield gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a point that moves them three clear of the bottom three ahead of their midweek trip to Chelsea