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Premier League: ‘This is my toughest title in my career,’ says Guardiola

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says retaining the Premier League title this year was the “toughest” title of his career.

City came from behind to claim a 4-1 victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday and beat Liverpool to the league title by one point.

It is the eighth time in Guardiola’s past 10 seasons as a manager that his side have won the league title.

“To win the title we had to win 14 games in a row,” said Guardiola.

“This was the toughest title in all my career, by far.”

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

“Last season Manchester City made the standards. They helped to push us and to increase our standards from last season.

“To compete against this team pushed us to do what we have done. It’s incredible, 198 points in two seasons.

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“Normally if you get 100 points the tendency is to go down but Liverpool helped us to be consistent.”

Guardiola won three La Liga titles in a row in his first three years in charge at Barcelona and three consecutive Bundesliga titles in his three seasons at Bayern Munich before joining City.

The Spaniard, 48, said that he expected next season to be tougher still as his side seek a third straight Premier League title.

Manchester United are the only club to win three consecutive Premier League titles and 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.”

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