Pep Guardiola says this ‘relentless’ season will be his most memorable title success after Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions.
Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester on Tuesday confirmed City’s coronation as Premier League winners for the third time in just four seasons, Guardiola’s side having recovered from an indifferent start to power towards another top-flight crown.
The Spaniard has now reflected on his side’s latest success and believes this season’s victorious campaign will be the most memorable, admitting the testing circumstances of a unique campaign has made City‘s triumph all the more special.
“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other,” Guardiola said. “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.
“That is equally true of each and every member of our backroom staff, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our players are fully equipped to take on the unexpected challenges and new routines throughout such a turbulent year. Not forgetting, of course, all of the staff across our organisation who work to make this club the success it is.
“Whether that’s been from the offices at the City Football Academy or working from home, the efforts of every employee in such trying circumstances have contributed to this achievement.”