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Manchester City are champions of England once again after neighbours Man United lost at home to Leicester.
Pep Guardiola’s dominant side have now lifted their third title in four years after blowing away the rest of the field.
And the Spaniard believes the 2020/21 season has been the toughest of his five year reign.
“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other,” he said.
“This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way that we won.
“I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players.
“They are so special. To come through this season – with all the restrictions and difficulties we’ve faced – and show the consistency we have is remarkable.
“It is relentless. Every single day, they are there, fighting for success, trying always to be better. They have been so, so resilient.
“That is equally true of each and every member of our backroom staff, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our players are fully equipped to take on the unexpected challenges and new routines throughout such a turbulent year.
“Not forgetting, of course, all of the staff across our organisation who work to make this club the success it is.
“Whether that’s been from the offices at CFA or working from home, the efforts of every employee in such trying circumstances have contributed to this achievement.”
Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte is reportedly set to play for Spain at the Euros after repeatedly being snubbed by France.
Marca claims the centre-back, 26, is set to become a Spanish national this week.
And following pleas from boss Luis Enrique, Laporte will be selected for Spain’s Euro squad having never been capped by his country of birth.
The defender was born in Agen, France, but moved to Spain with Athletic Bilbao in 2010.
He spent eight years there before joining City in 2018 for £65million.
And finally, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists his players are fully concentrated on Arsenal and not Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester.
Tuchel said: “We just have an eye on the players’ workload and on the statistics that we have, who is maybe overloaded on high speed and from that we will decide who is at risk of injury. Everyone who is not at risk of injury will be available for the game.
“It’s not the time to manage the game on Saturday now. Now is the time to manage the game on Wednesday.
“We’re in the middle of a race for the top four and cannot judge games.”
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