Manchester City sealed their third Premier League title in the club’s history yesterday after their local rivals Manchester United slipped to a shock 1-0 home defeat to relegation certainties West Brom.
Citizen’s skipper Vincent Kompay has been a part of all three title winning teams, and the 32-year-old has urged his team-mates not to rest on their laurels, but to continue trying to improve ahead of next season.
‘The first time you win it, you think you’ll win all of them,’ Kompany told Sky Sports.
‘Then the first time you lose one, you think you’re never going to win another ever again.’
‘You can’t take it for granted. I’ve never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has it to be even more successful.’
‘I’ve been lucky to win three but so many I have missed as well. I suppose my team-mates will perhaps roll their eyes a little bit, but I want to see how we react next season. One thing Pep has been able to transfer to the team is that hunger and desire to never be satisfied.’
‘This is not a dynasty. It is one title. We are all delighted, but there is a lot more to do to unlock our full potential.’
Pep Guardiola’s team are undoubtedly worthy Premier League Champions, having played some of the finest attacking football the English game has ever seen during this campaign.
City went on a sensational 18 game winning run earlier in the season to effectively have the EPL crown wrapped up by Christmas.
Kompany and his team-mates celebrated their superb title win by downing pints and jagerbombs in a Chesire pub last night, and few can deny that this was a night out that this City squad had every right to enjoy.