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Walker says history drove Man City on to title success

Kyle Walker has said history drove Manchester City on in pursuit of a record-breaking fourth Premier League title in a row.

Manchester City are champions of England for the fourth consecutive campaign, becoming the first team in English football history to achieve the feat.

Pep Guardiola’s side beat West Ham 3-1 at the Etihad on Sunday, with Phil Foden scoring twice and Rodri also on the scoresheet to secure three points and title success.

 

It’s a sixth title in the last seven seasons for Guardiola and his side and Walker admitted the chance to make unprecedented history with four-in-a-row was a motivating factor.

The 33-year-old lifted the trophy for the first time as captain after being handed the armband last summer.

“I am the man at the front and I wear the armband but I don’t put myself above anyone else. We are a team. There are four captains including myself, and we all pull our weight,” Walker said to Sky Sports.

“I am just the man they’ve picked to wear the armband which I am very grateful for. To be able to lift the trophy in this scenario, the four in a row, it is a dream come true.”

Asked whether the four-in-a-row was big motivation for the Citizens this season, Walker added: “I think so, I think so. We went out of the Champions League, got into the FA Cup final, but to do this, make it four in a row, it made it something special.

“We all knew the game at Tottenham, once we got over that hurdle, then it is in touching distance. To come here and play in front of our ow fans, where we haven’t lost all season… We had the crowd behind us, we had the momentum and we had the confidence as well.

“It has been spoken about all year (four-in-a-row) what we can achieve and the history we can make. But it is about the finer details. It was down to just one game and that game was West Ham United. We get past that then we make history but more importantly we claim the Premier League again.

 

“It is a very, very tough league to win. I looked at the Italian league, German league, Spanish league, the winners are 10-15 points clear. Fair play to Arsenal and Liverpool for what they have done throughout the season, making sure they push us right to the limit.”

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