Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is certain that his squad can repeat their feats for next season
The Catalan secured his first Premier League title on Sunday after Manchester United’s shock 1-0 defeat to West Brom confirmed City as the new champions.
It marked what has truly been a dominant season at the Etihad Stadium with City having only lost two games all season and they are currently on the verge of breaking Chelsea’s points record of 95 points over the course of a single season, as well as their own record for most goals scored in a single season at 103.
But Guardiola, whose side contain many young regular starters, is adamant that City have the potential to learn from their experiences from the past year and build on it for more glory in the future.
“Sergio [Aguero] is a genius, a top player but about 30 years old but the others are 21, 22 so we won with guys that are so young,” said Guardiola, according to Manchester Evening News.
“Playing in the Champions League at that age is sometimes complicated and maybe it’s a good lesson for them for the future and for next season.”
While repeating the same feats that City have achieved this season will be difficult, Guardiola has refused to rule out the prospect.
“We will have to try,” answered the 47 year-old when asked.
“If you read what people said this week we have a lot to improve. You cannot deny that you are judged on results, okay that’s what it is, but you cannot deny we were good this season, we were good every single day.
“To make 18 wins in a row you have to be mentally strong and they again [against Tottenham] showed me how strong they are and this is important to help build up this club a little bit higher.
“Manchester City is not like United or Chelsea – the big clubs in England have trophies and a lot of history behind them.
“Sometimes you have to do these sort of things to believe ‘wow, we are good too, like the others’.
“The way we played helped us reach our target.
“Of course next season it’s not going to happen the same, it’s impossible. It’s the target to say we were able to to that and if we are able to do it once then we are able to do it twice so we have to try to be constant next season.