- Vincent Kompany claims he is ‘most proud’ of his third Premier League title win
- Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned champions after United lost to West Brom
- City put themselves on the brink of glory with victory over Spurs on Saturday
- Kompany also hailed the work Guardiola has done so far at the Etihad Stadium
Max Winters For Mailonline
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists his third Premier League title is ‘the one I’m most proud of’ after Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned champions on Sunday.
Nearest-challengers and bitter rivals Manchester United were beaten by West Brom at Old Trafford thanks to Jay Rodriguez’s second-half header.
The result meant United could no longer catch City, who put themselves on the brink of glory with victory over Tottenham on Saturday evening.
Vincent Kompany insists his third Premier League title is ‘the one I’m most proud of’
Kompany revealed his delight at winning the title for the third time in his City career and claimed this was the one he was most proud of.
He said: ‘It is the same feeling as the first time, you can’t describe it. The first time you think you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you think you are never going to win it again.
‘It shows how football is in Manchester. There have been a lot more good days for the Red side but today it is for the Blue.
‘You can’t take it for granted, I have been lucky to win three but so many I have missed as well. I suppose the team-mates will perhaps roll their eyes a little bit but I have never retained a title so I want to see how we react now next season.
‘The first one has to be favourite. It was like carrying a massive rock or stone on your back and you get rid of it. The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I’m most proud of. It’s a privilege to be a part of this team.’
City put themselves on the brink of glory with victory over Tottenham on Saturday evening
Manchester United were beaten by West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, handing City the title
Kompany hailed the impact City boss Guardiola has had on the players at the Etihad Stadium
Kompany also hailed the impact of Guardiola on the players at the Etihad Stadium and thanked the Spaniard’s tenacious attitude for helping them reach the summit.
‘It is one of the first things I noticed within the first month. If I had met Pep when I was 20-years-old I would have been the perfect player for him and would have been able to improve so much,’ the Belgian defender added.
‘He has been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied. I’m probably the first one to think about next season. I would like to stay humble, this is not a dynasty. It is one title. We are all delighted but there is a lot more to do to unlock our full potential.
‘We all believed in it. There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods. They were the right ones and the ones we believed in, I’m sure they are differences to how we play today compared to Bayern and Barcelona. We survive and live by the strength of the team. One team was dominant in Germany and one had Messi, but we are nothing without the team.’