Next season will be tougher but City will be stronger – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola is not ruling out the possibility of winning three Premier League titles in a row after retaining the title on Sunday.

City battled against Liverpool for the top spot and successfully won the league after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium on final day.

Although Liverpool also won 2-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers on final day, the Reds finished one point behind City in what was a historic and incredible title fight.

“To win the title we had to win 14 games in a row. This was the toughest title in all my career, by far,” said Guardiola.

“I have to say congratulations to Liverpool of course, thank you so much.”

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It was the eighth time in the Spaniard’s ten seasons as manager that his side have won the league title.

Guardiola, who won three La Liga titles in a row at Barcelona and three consecutive Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, said that he expect next season in England to be tougher as City seek for a third title in a row.

In the history of Premier League, only Manchester United have won three consecutive titles, and they have done so twice, from 1998-99 to 2000-01 and 2006-07 to 2008-09.

“It will be tougher but we will be stronger too,” said Guardiola.

“When you can win two in a row I have the feeling that next season we will come back and try to be who we are right now.”

Next season begins in August.

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