Manchester is Blue! - City players react to Premier League title triumph

Manchester is Blue! - City players react to Premier League title triumph

Manchester is Blue! - City players react to Premier League title triumph

It had been a traumatic week for City, who threw away a two-goal interval lead to lose 3-2 at home to United in the derby last weekend, missing the chance to become champions in front of their own fans at the Etihad Stadium.

"We were masters in complication".

'The players didn't want to play simple. Everything was slow, everything was one more touch, one more flick, one more trick, one more turn, ball lost and no continuity or fluidity in our football.

"We always gave them the opportunity to be solid and compact".

Jay Rodriguez's goal at Old Trafford meant that City finally got their hands on the crown, leading their rivals by 16 points with five games to play.

'I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against Manchester City.

City, however, now sit on 87, and would reach 102 points if they were to win each of their remaining five games, thus becoming the first to ever crack 100 in the English top flightin the process.

It's the third Premier League success for the club after the titles won in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini, with captain Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure involved in all of them. The target for Jose Mourinho will be to steer Man United into 2nd spot in the table and a win here against doomed West Brom will be a positive step in that direction.

"It's awesome. The first time you win it, you think you'll win all of them".

Following the 20-time English champions shock defeat at home, the Portuguese tactician revealed he trusts in his ability to lead sides to Premier League glory but maintained it can not be achieved without consistent efforts from the team.

"It's incredible the way we played and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club", he said on the club's website.

"After beating Manchester City we wanted a winning spirit until the end of the season but today was one of those days".

"I trust in my work, that is for sure - I have no reason not to trust", he said.

"I'll tell you what I told him after the match", Mourinho told reporters ahead of facing rock-bottom West Brom on Sunday, where an unlikely defeat would see City crowned champions.

He added: "You can win the Champions League in seven games, the league is 10 months. Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues", he said.

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