Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

De Bruyne eyes golden era for champs City

De Bruyne eyes golden era for champs City

But the competition in the Premier League is much harder than in Germany. "It needs to be a number of years before we can be regarded as one of the top teams ever to have played in the league".

The seriously interesting thing is how Guardiola has improved so many footballers.

"Of course, that's the next step for us", he said. "Having such a young squad will hopefully help us to achieve that".

Sane, who has scored nine goals and assisted 12 more, has been nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year for his contribution to City's title. We have developed together and there is a lot of potential. All the lads have done so well and it feels great to be a part of this really special group of players!

"It's been great to be part of the group and take on the extra responsibility but at the same time the whole team has achieved this together".

The side this season have been outstanding, winning 28 of their 33 league games so far and losing just two.

But Player of the Year nominee De Bruyne said they should forget about their disappointment and focus on their incredible season.

"It's great to play at the highest level and success doesn't come easy when you're playing against teams who have been around it for so many years, but we improved a little on [the last-16] last season and we'll look to do the same again next year". It's what we all want.

Leroy Sane is delighted Manchester City have captured the Premier League title - although he admits is would have been better in different circumstances.

But they're heading in the right direction, they're playing football the like of which we've possibly never seen before, and they're winning.

The Germany global, who had been back in his homeland watching former club Borussia Dortmund play Schalke when he learned he was a Premier League victor, said: "Although some of our players have won it before, it's our first title as a group of players under the new manager".

"I've enjoyed the whole season, sometimes the journey is better than the end", De Bruyne told reporters.

Guardiola is not one to compromise on his principles but it is clear his tactics need to change in the latter stages of the Champions League, because his teams are getting picked off too easily.

After all, in a league system with a post-season, like MLS, we are guaranteed fireworks and a dramatic trophy presentation on the final day.

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